New figures from London’s Metropolitan Police show the force investigated 795 crimes relating to ULEZ cameras between 1 April and 30 September.
This includes 200 reports of cameras being stolen and 595 cameras being damaged. The actual numbers of cameras affected could be higher than this, though, because A recorded crime can include multiple offences.
The Met says on Friday, 22 September, a 52-year old man was arrested in Bexley on suspicion of criminal damage. He has been bailed until 19 December pending further enquires.
The arrest is part of an ongoing operation launched in May in relation to the criminal damage of ULEZ cameras.
The man was taken to a South London police station for questioning, before being released on bail..
The Met says it treats criminal activity in relation to ULEZ seriously and has deployed considerable resources, including CCTV trawls, witness searches and an assessment of forensic opportunities.
To date, Met investigations have led to the arrest of two other people, one charged and bailed for trial to June 2024 and the other discontinued by the Crown Prosecution Service.
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