One incredulous rider raises his hands in indignation after he is sent clattering to the ground, and another told police: 'I took my helmet off so I thought you'd stop chasing me.'Such has been the inevitable reaction to the police going 'softly softly' with young street thugs for fear of criticism or complaints of racism that they are now totally indignant when the police suddenly reverse their approach.
Stop me doing as I please? How VERY DARE THEY!
Scotland Yard chiefs have now vowed to get tough with the gangs as they attempt to take back control of the streets.They don't seem to have left it too late. Just.
Police say from January to October last year there were 19,455 such offences across London but from January to October this year the numbers had dropped to 12,419 offences.
And in the same period last year there were 12,192 moped thefts across London compared to January 2018 to October 2018 when there were 8,261 offences - a reduction of 32 per cent.
Commander Pearson added: 'We are not complacent and we will continue to work tirelessly across London to maintain this downward trend.'The question remains, though: why were you complacent before? And I'm not the only one asking this:
I fully expect this policy to be reversed the minute some dusky youth with an unpronounceable name breaks a bone or two. And our hopeless Met Police Commissioner faces the inevitable criticism from the left wing bleeding hearts.
But let's enjoy it while it lasts.