Planned operation in advance of Halloween ride outs

The Metropolitan Police have a planned an operation to deal with the disruption by large groups of motorcyclists over the Halloween period.

 

In the past two years, officers have responded to ‘ride out’ events, where large numbers of motorcyclists have gathered in several locations across London.

Their intent and action was to cause disruption and anti social behaviour across areas in London including driving recklessly, on the wrong side of the road, through red lights and across pavements; with many riders using stolen motorcycles.

 

The MPS are aware that many individuals who take part in the ride outs are linked to the group ‘UK Bike Life.’

 

 

Superintendent Tania Coulson, spokesperson for the MPS said: ““In the past, these groups have caused criminal damage to petrol stations and put themselves and members of the public at great risk by driving recklessly in large groups through the streets of London.

 

“We know that some people may see the event advertised and think they are joining like-minded enthusiasts on a lawful ride. This is not the case. They drive ruthlessly and carry out stunts on the road.

 

“Officers will be out across London throughout the Halloween period and will deploy a number of police tactics to prevent riders from driving dangerously. We intend to prevent disorder and crime caused by riders and we will be dealing robustly with offenders. Any groups or individuals who cause disruption will be arrested.”

 

 

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