Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London speaks with police officers and Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Sophie Linden

Mayor brings together partners in zero-tolerance approach to moped crime

08 September 2017

In the last year there were more than 19,385 moped enabled crimes in London. Mayor Sadiq Khan is clear that they will not be tolerated on the streets of London and for the first time has brought together London’s police, local authorities and the Motorcycle Crime Prevent Community - which includes moped users - to help drive his zero-tolerance approach to tackling these horrific crimes.

For the first time ever, these partners are joining forces to forge a plan of action, including looking at what more can be done to prevent thieves from stealing mopeds to commit these crimes in the first place.


The Mayor says:

Moped crime is reckless, frightening, intimidating and completely unacceptable. It will not be tolerated on our streets and it is essential that we all work together to do everything possible to stamp it out.

Today is about highlighting what more can be done, with the insights of victims and motorcyclists as well as police and local authorities, and doing everything we can to bring these changes in as soon as possible as we continue to tackle this very serious issue and keep these terrible crimes off our streets.

What you can do

Londoners are urged to remain vigilant:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Take care of your personal items such as mobile phones
  • Consider using hands-free on the street
  • Use security features to lock keypads, wipe data remotely, and identify stolen devices

Most importantly, if you see any suspicious activity or have any information about who is committing these crimes please call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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