Moped pursuits (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3201
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you agree with the Police Federation that "the current legislation leaves police drivers vulnerable" during moped pursuits as "it is illegal to engage in pursuit or response drives" without specialist training? Should the law be strengthened to ensure the police are able to pursue suspects vigorously?

Answer

Answer for Moped pursuits (3)

Answer for Moped pursuits (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am aware of the view of the Police Federation.

It is important that the law and any guidelines protect and not hinder the police in their vital role of keeping Londoners safer.

Any representations for a change in the law would be listened to and supported if they will better protect and support police officers in tackling moped crime.