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Good news, and some rather satisfying video clips as well.

For a while now, criminals had been increasingly using mopeds as getaway vehicles, as they could wear identity concealing helmets, mopeds are narrow enough to go on pavements and between bollards, and the assumption that the police wouldn't be able to hit them during a chase. The Met set up specialist teams to ram (sometimes just a bump will do) these criminals when they tried to evade capture. As a result, there were 'only' (still high, I know) 12,419 moped offences in the first 10 months of this year, which is 7,036 less than the same period of 2017. Brilliant work, I think.

The videos suggest more work is needed though, with a lot of the moped riders reacting (amusingly) with surprise or even indignation when their getaway vehicle is hit by the cops. In a way it is good they still choose to favour flimsy getaway vehicles rather than driving a 4x4 on the pavement, but ideally they would all be so afraid of the cops they wouldn't commit a crime in the first place.

Are you happy with this tougher stance the police are taking on moped crime? It's certainly delivering results.
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Yeah, happy the government have finally grown a pair and realise criminals safety is NOT a priority.
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it is a step in the right direction.

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Excellent.
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Yep. About time these kids started taking responsibility for their actions instead of zooming around like idiots and then mouthing off to police officers when they get pulled up about it.
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Yep. About time these kids started taking responsibility for their actions instead of zooming around like idiots and then mouthing off to police officers when they get pulled up about it.
The problem is the police chase the little darlings they could hit a innocent person. I collogue had his phone taken by two of those thugs during his lunch break he come in as white as a ghost.
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The problem is the police chase the little darlings they could hit a innocent person. I collogue had his phone taken by two of those thugs during his lunch break he come in as white as a ghost.
If the cops had rammed the thugs, your colleague would have got his phone back and the thugs' wouldn't have been able to stab the next person they came across.
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The problem with this is that the police drivers haven't been granted legal exemption from prosecution for dangerous driving and any injuries caused yet, they are technically as susceptible to be taken to court as any of us. Potential party time for the legal vultures and the clearing process should have been completed already. It hasn't and I heard it all from some guy at the Police Federation on LBC, he sounded genuine enough.
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sooner or later one of these little ****stains will end up dead... cue the weeping and cries of Justice for Jaden etc etc
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I can ride my bike with no handlebars
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Bit of a dangerous game - especially if an innocent is killed - but otherwise those were some very satisfying videos
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I can ride my bike with no handlebars
What do you attach the throttle and brake cables to?
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These are no ordinary drivers, they have had very specific training on the practice and have their own branded unit. They are the only ones allowed to have a go like that and that puts them on a special bracket, it is not the same as for a police car to accidentally cause an injury or fatality. For that reason, they need special legal dispensation and there seems to be a bit of a situation with that, from the already mentioned sources.

There is an obvious difference between an accidental collision and one actively sought, springs to mind that the cops may have already been doing that with cars and whatever legal detail and inbuilt protections there may be involved is for somebody with more time and inclination if they wish.
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If the cops had rammed the thugs, your colleague would have got his phone back and the thugs' wouldn't have been able to stab the next person they came across.
I agree I love the film of the little darling rammed of the moped by the police.
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The problem is the police chase the little darlings they could hit a innocent person.
But the whole point is that this tactic doesn't involve a indefinite pursuit until the scooter rider loses it and a passer-by is hurt. In some of these cases the police take the scooter from the front. In others the police close with the scooter from behind and take them out when previously in that situation the police would have backed off when they got too close but continued the pursuit.
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Well, mopeds were great before because there was little chance you'd be caught. Bizzies normally won't be on site until after you've left and if you're pursued you can go down some side street. Hence the spike in recent moped crimes.

Now we have the possibility that not only they will be caught, but they will have their neck snapped in the process. A most sensible deterrent, if you ask me.
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If you're riding on a stolen moped then you're fair game to be "rapidly ejected" from said moped by the police.

It's about time something decisive is done about them! The video was rather satisfying to watch :P
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Yes please

add spikes to the front of the cars if possible
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Whats going to happen when one of them dies or is even more brain damaged?
When a member of the public is seriously injured?

ps no sympathy for the thieves,
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