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Rocket posted a topic in UK Policing NewsFour Met officers have been cleared of gross misconduct over an 18-year-old man who died when his moped crashed as he was being followed by police. Henry Hicks, 18, was trying to flee from officers in two unmarked cars when he died, an inquest jury found. Police were following Mr Hicks at more than 50mph when he crashed on a moped in Islington, in December 2014. A Met Police disciplinary panel ruled the four officers were not technically in a police pursuit at the time. The Hicks family left within seconds of the decision being announced and made no comment. Image copyright Google Image caption Henry Hicks died after he collided with another vehicle on Wheelwright Street in Islington The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) had previously concluded the pursuit had been carried out without proper authorisation and the officers should face disciplinary proceedings. However, the panel ruled the accusations were not proven as they were not technically engaged in a pursuit, as defined by police rules. Stop and search Under Met Police policy, the control room has to be immediately alerted to pursuits, which must be authorised in all but exceptional circumstances. Mr Hicks died when his moped crashed into a minicab in Wheelwright Street, near to Pentonville prison. He was found to be carrying seven bags of skunk cannabis and multiple phones. The teenager had been stopped and searched at least 71 times between October 2011 and December 2014. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41697985
Shocking moment delivery riders take revenge on a would-be thief by smashing his leg with a metal pole
The Undertaker posted a topic in UK Policing NewsMOPED delivery riders took revenge on a would-be thief by beating him with a metal pole. Full Story - The Sun London seems to be a ticking time bomb, only a matter of time before we see mass disorder. I am surprised it has not happened already, great respect to the police who patrol the streets of the capital. Everyone seems to be a target including paramedics, one paramedic had a "noxious substance" thrown at her as she responded to an emergency call, in Tottehnam north London. Utter madness
The Undertaker posted a topic in UK Policing NewsA 16-year-old boy is in a critical condition after a collision between a marked police car and a moped being ridden by three boys. Full Story - Guardian
Excellent! Well done to that traffic unit and the MET police in general. I was surprised to see them making tactical contact. I was under the impression the MET didn't allow bike pursuits at all, unless they were armed etc, let alone tactical contact. Has the MET changed their policy? Public opinion is that they're too risk averse with bike pursuits.
James255 posted a topic in UK Policing NewsOriginal Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-38294358 A 600% increase! There's an interesting video as part of the article where an officer on a motorbike apparently uses tactical contact on the moped using his own motorbike. I'm glad they did it, but I'm surprised this was allowed. I hope the MET police and other forces see sense and relax pursuit policies in regards to mopeds and motorbikes. It's not fair or right that they can get away scot free.