Is there an epidemic of Vespa thefts in North London?
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Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:48 am quote
Finally, an active deterrent.

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Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:20 am quote
Yeah...brilliant tactic by the Met. Knock em off and be buggered!! Nasty little sods these moped/scooter riders...

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Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:48 am quote
These new tactics should certainly decrease the activity of the toe rags.

Cheers to the Police.
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Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:23 am quote
EN82pg wrote:
These new tactics should certainly decrease the activity of the toe rags.

Cheers to the Police.
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Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:40 am quote
The articles seem to be saying that not only is it not against policy for police to chase a suspect fleeing on a moped (sic) without a helmet it never was. That's good to hear. I always thought that was ridiculous.

It reminds me of the myth that if you ask and undercover cop if the are an officer of the court they have to tell you. Good luck with that.
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Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:12 pm quote
vintage red matthew wrote:
The articles seem to be saying that not only is it not against policy for police to chase a suspect fleeing on a moped (sic) without a helmet it never was. That's good to hear. I always thought that was ridiculous.

It reminds me of the myth that if you ask and undercover cop if the are an officer of the court they have to tell you. Good luck with that.
It was never a totally black and white situation where a pursuit must be abandoned if they took off a crash helmet.

What was the case was that they were almost always ordered to discontinue because of the increased risk of injury. If the suspect was wanted for murder or other very serious offences, the roads were dry and free of traffic and speeds were low then they might be allowed to continue. For a less serious offence then it would be called off.

Now the range of circumstances where they can continue is much wider.
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Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:23 pm quote
I have to say, I watched those videos with great satisfaction. Can we have some more please!!!
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Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:33 pm quote
tonymarchman wrote:
I have to say, I watched those videos with great satisfaction. Can we have some more please!!!
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Most of them look painful, but not too serious. There’s one just before the end that looks like they got punted under another car. Unfortunately the clip ends a bit too soon.
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Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:02 am quote
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tonymarchman wrote:
I have to say, I watched those videos with great satisfaction. Can we have some more please!!!
Tony in Tn
Most of them look painful, but not too serious. There’s one just before the end that looks like they got punted under another car. Unfortunately the clip ends a bit too soon.
Maybe it's on the extended DVD directors cut
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Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:22 pm quote
Shouldn’t laugh, but....

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Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:16 pm quote
At that rate, they'll run out of fender (wing) soon.

But a good way to keep score and is visible for all (including the toe rags) to see.
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:56 am quote
They’ve just done a Jeremy Vine phone in on this on Radio 2. I mean about the Polices new ram tactics.

So far in total there have been 63 bikes rammed.

Nobody so far seriously injured.

The knocks are only being done by specially trained current pursuit officers...... not any bobby.

They don’t knock off simple bike thefts.

They do knock off vicous attackers who have either used the bike to rob other bikes or robbed say pedestrians.

All sounds extremely well organised and justified.
50% drop in London since, and 33% drop across the country.
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:36 am quote
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They’ve just done a Jeremy Vine phone in on this on Radio 2. I mean about the Polices new ram tactics.

So far in total there have been 63 bikes rammed.

Nobody so far seriously injured.

The knocks are only being done by specially trained current pursuit officers...... not any bobby.

They don’t knock off simple bike thefts.

They do knock off vicous attackers who have either used the bike to rob other bikes or robbed say pedestrians.

All sounds extremely well organised and justified.
50% drop in London since, and 33% drop across the country.
Brilliant! I love it. Let’s hope the UK stays vigilant and brings this rate much lower.
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:38 am quote
And the scooter-kill decals on the the patrol cars is a great idea. Subtly let’s the criminals know what waits ahead and the public know they are getting results!
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:58 pm quote
northernerbill wrote:
50% drop in London since, and 33% drop across the country.
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:13 am quote
Things are getting out of hand
https://twitter.com/FSCKeswick/status/1070071651025543175

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Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:19 am quote
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https://twitter.com/FSCKeswick/status/1070071651025543175

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Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:46 am quote
Remember this one, he’s got it back

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Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:40 am quote
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Happy to see he got her back even with "500" in damage. Wonder if he'll insure the next one.
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