Criminals on Mopeds

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4011
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What strategy do the Metropolitan police have for dealing with criminals on mopeds?

Answer

Answer for Criminals on Mopeds

Answer for Criminals on Mopeds

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS has ensured a concerted approach has been taken to pro-actively target criminals who use mopeds, with various Specialist Crime teams working closely with Borough colleagues and officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command. 

Several gangs have been convicted of 'smash and grab' style offences, including 6 who pleaded guilty recently, who were sentenced to 17 years in total following an operation by the SCO8 London Crime Squad.

This crime-type can pose particular challenges to the MPS in terms of the inherent risks involved in officers attempting to stop suspects on mopeds during the commission of an offence.