Moped Crime

  • Met Police officer under investigation for ramming moped rider. Could face criminal charges.

    Met Police officer under investigation for ramming moped rider. Could face criminal charges.

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    A police officer could be facing criminal charges, after knocking a teenager off a moped while carrying out the Met’s new ramming tactics. An investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) was launched after the ‘crash’ in Eastern Way, Erith, at about 02:15 GMT on 7 November last year. The officer carried out…

  • Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick defends new tactics to tackle ‘moped’ gangs. “We’ve had to put the fear back into the criminal.”

    Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick defends new tactics to tackle ‘moped’ gangs. “We’ve had to put the fear back into the criminal.”

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    The Metropolitan Police’s tough new approach to ‘moped’ crime was unveiled at the end of last month, with dramatic footage of officers ramming fleeing thieves off their scooters in London. So far, the tactic has received a lot of praise from the general public and former officers – despite some people, including Labour’s shadow home…

  • POLICE respond to Diane Abbott’s CRITICISM of Met’s new RAMMING tactics.

    POLICE respond to Diane Abbott’s CRITICISM of Met’s new RAMMING tactics.

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    Police forces across London have responded to Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott’s criticism of the Met’s new tactic of ramming fleeing scooters and motorcycles – as they attempt to fight crime in the capital. The Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington took to Twitter to say that officers are “not above the law”…

  • VIDEO:  BOOOOM! Here’s some sweet, sweet justice dealt out. Fiesta driver is a frickin’ superstar!

    VIDEO: BOOOOM! Here’s some sweet, sweet justice dealt out. Fiesta driver is a frickin’ superstar!

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    We’ve just been sent this video showing two criminals attempting to steal a motorcycle in London earlier this month – before being bested by a bloke in a Fiesta. It’s the best video we’ve seen in a long time. While the two criminals are fiddling with the bike a bloke pulls up in his Fiesta…

  • VIDEO: Inside Britain’s Moped Crime Gangs

    VIDEO: Inside Britain’s Moped Crime Gangs

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    BBC Three has delved deep into the British underworld, spending time with some of London’s moped gangs. Click HERE to watch Inside Britain’s Moped Crime Gangs The thieves use mopeds to sneak up on members of the public and getaway quickly from the scene of a crime. Last year in London, over 14,000 motorcycles and…

  • Met Police show off new BMW F700GS and stinger spikes to combat bike theft

    Met Police show off new BMW F700GS and stinger spikes to combat bike theft

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    Scotland Yard has unveiled a handful of new tools to help in the battle against bike theft. Met Commissioner Cressida Dick announced the new tactics today, claiming they were already making a difference with a fall in the number of moped offences since July. Metropolitan Police have commissioned four specialist off-road ready BMW F700GS bikes, in…

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