Moped gangs are shooting themselves pressing bicyclists off their bikes and publishing video on social media – Cycling Weekly
Anarchy springs to mind when viewing such a hopeless video.There is very little to state really but it’s frightening from beginning to end.These are the youths of today who are MOTIVATING’the new generation. pic.twitter.com/6VDqzBaiRt– Ray phill(@MotorcycleTheft)August 23, 2019 Moped gangs have been recording themselves pushing bicyclists off their bikes and posting footage on social networks as part of a harmful pattern. Masked moped riders have been attacking cyclists by pushing or kicking them off their bikes, then submitting videos online. The bad guys have also been filming themselves taking motorbikes and then providing them for sale, paper
reports. Senior campaigns officer at charity Biking UK, Sam Jones, told the paper:”This sort of behaviour is an ill joke which is putting people’s lives and well-being at threat. “Social network outlets have an obligation to ensure content like this doesn’t make it prior to the general public– however more significantly this should act as a wake-up call that the nation needs more roadways policing. “The Times reports it has seen videos on social media of moped riders pressing bicyclists off their bikes, consisting of an incident in Sutton, south west London, where
a guy in a high-visibility jacket was pressed off his bike and into a wall. A spokesperson for the Facebook and Instagram said it was examining the accounts to see if the videos violate guidelines, which prohibits illegal activity, consisting of appreciation and assistance of it.
Labour MP Paul Farrelly, who rests on the digital culture, media and sport select committee, said it was “entirely wrong that social media is used to glorify criminal offense.”Cops in London have actually taken a brand-new technique to tackling
moped crime in the capital, as they now utilize ‘tactical ramming’to stop crooks running away. The Metropolitan Police has launched video footage of the hard new technique in action, with officers utilizing squad car to knock suspects off their mopeds. Authorities figures launched late last year revealed that moped-related criminal activities had increased 1,000 percent in 3 years. Mopeds have actually been used to nab phones, watches and bags from pedestrians and likewise in shop raids and acid attacks.
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