Three police forces combine to combat road crime

Essex and Kent Police, along with teams from the Met, have come together to tackle cross-border road-related crime. The Road Crime Team of Essex Police led teams from across the force, including Dog Unit, Roads Policing and Operational Support Group, to tackle road-related crime in the west of the county. The three forces’ coordinated proactive […]

Drivers fooled by fake 50 mph sign told they must pay fines

Police in London have ruled 600 drivers must pay fines incurred after they were caught speeding because they saw a fake speed limit sign on a road, and wrongly drove too fast along it. The London Evening Standard reports Police say the 50 mph sign was installed on the A20 near Sidcup by an “unauthorised […]

Police collaborate on abnormal load movement

Seven police forces in the East have teamed up with the Metropolitan Police in an effort to coordinate the movement of abnormal loads through their counties, and to the edge of the capital, making it easier for hauliers to plan their journey movements outside of embargoed times. The borders between the forces, Essex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, […]

200 ULEZ cameras taken in six months

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. […]

Met investigating ULEZ camera damage

London’s Metropolitan Police is continuing to investigate numerous reports of Ultra Low Emission Zone cameras being vandalised across London. An operation was launched in April after reports of criminal damage and theft were passed to the Met by Transport for London. As of Tuesday, 1 August the Met had recorded 288 crimes relating to ULEZ […]

Legendary author accuses Met Police of acting like the Stasi over speeding ticket

The veteran writer and former spy Frederick Forsyth has accused London’s Metropolitan Police of “hounding an old codger” over speeding ticket “rather than solving burglaries”. The Evening Standard newspaper reports The Day of the Jackal author was caught by a speed camera on the A40 in October and says he paid a fine for driving […]

Man charged with damaging London’s ULEZ cameras

A 42 year old man has been charged with criminal damage and destruction of, or damage to, property in connection to attacks on ULEZ cameras in London. The Met Police says there have been 96 allegations of criminal damage which were passed to it by Transport for London. The attacks have been part of a […]

Privacy campaigners complain about Met Police ULEZ camera usage

Concerns are being raised over plans to give London’s Metropolitan Police access to cameras set to be installed as part of his expansion of the ULEZ zone. The Telegraph says campaigning group Big Brother Watch is calling on Mayor Sadiq Khan to reverse the plans after Transport for London papers revealed the Met would be […]

Met Police chief says Just Stop Oil protestors “aren’t disruptive enough” to shut down

The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police says protesters blocking main roads in central London have not yet caused “major disruption”, which is why Police aren’t forcibly removing them from streets. But Sir Mark Rowley has admitted “enormous” policing resources are being taken up dealing with the demonstrations. ITV News has quoted comments made to the […]

Teenager jailed for driving wrong way through Blackwall Tunnel

A teenage driver’s been jailed for driving a stolen car the wrong way through the Blackwall Tunnel and then causing a head-on collision. 18 year old Johal Rathour of Bridge Road, Grays, was identified by officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Road and Transport Policing Command after he caused the crash in the early hours of […]


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