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  • Met police officer CLEARED after stopping ‘moped mugger’ using tactical contact.

    Met police officer CLEARED after stopping ‘moped mugger’ using tactical contact.

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    PC Edwin Sutton faced the sack from the Met after he was accused of breaching professional standards by using a ‘dangerous’ method to stop a suspected moped mugger in 2017. But the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has finally cleared PC Sutton of any wrongdoing. PC Sutton took action when he saw a suspected…

  • Police officer faces the sack for ‘ramming’ moped rider DESPITE Met Police approving the tactic.

    Police officer faces the sack for ‘ramming’ moped rider DESPITE Met Police approving the tactic.

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    A police officer is due before a disciplinary panel today, and could face the sack for carrying out ‘tactical contact’ by driving his vehicle into the path of a moped being ridden by a 17-year old suspected thief in South London. Despite the force authorising the robust tactic for reducing crime, Metropolitan PC Edwin Sutton…

  • 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…

  • SECURITY: Piaggio joins forces with TRACKER to help keep your pride and joy safe.  

    SECURITY: Piaggio joins forces with TRACKER to help keep your pride and joy safe.  

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    Piaggio has just announced it’s going to be offering access to vehicle tracking units from the UK’s leading stolen vehicle recovery expert, TRACKER. Piaggio, Vespa, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi dealers across the UK are helping buyers of Piaggio Group machines, (including the Vespa GTS 300, Piaggio Beverly 300, Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 and Aprilia’s range of…

  • VIDEO: Hunting STOLEN bikes in Bristol.

    VIDEO: Hunting STOLEN bikes in Bristol.

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    Following the surge of motorcycle and scooter thefts over the last couple of years, a group of bikers in Bristol are taking direction action, using social media to track down nicked bikes and reunite them with their owners. And the BBC has spent some time with group, creating a short documentary about its efforts. …

  • Motorcycle crime DROPS in Edinburgh (by over 50%).

    Motorcycle crime DROPS in Edinburgh (by over 50%).

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    Operation Soteria was set up in 2016 to help tackle motorcycle crime across Edinburgh – using a range of tactics including DNA tagging and the deployment of off-road bikes. And as a result of its efforts, there’s been a significant reduction in motorcycle crime across the region. Operation Soteria is Edinburgh Division’s response to significant…

  • 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…

  • Honda makes commitment to motorcycle security. Fitting FREE trackers to all of its new road bikes.

    Honda makes commitment to motorcycle security. Fitting FREE trackers to all of its new road bikes.

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    Honda UK has joined forces with Datatool, to offer tracking equipment free-of-charge for each of its road going motorcycles. Honda is offering Datatool’s innovative Thatcham-approved tracking solution (TrakKING Adventure system) supplied and fitted at no extra cost to all new road bikes. And if you’ve got an older Honda, then you can get the system…

  • Home Office plans to offer more protection for Police pursuit drivers

    Home Office plans to offer more protection for Police pursuit drivers

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    Following the surge in crimes committed by people on mopeds, scooters and motorcycles across the UK, the Home Office is looking to offer more legal protection for police offers, if they are involved in a crash while in pursuit. Policing Minister Nick Hurd said: “Criminals must not think they can get away with a crime…

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