Hounslow Council supports Mayor of London summit to tackle moped-related crime

The Council lends its support to the Mayor of London’s summit held this week, at which motorcycle manufacturers have been told that anti-theft measures need to be incorporated into the design of their

Published: Friday, 26th January 2018

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The Council lends its support to the Mayor of London’s summit held this week, at which motorcycle manufacturers have been told that anti-theft measures need to be incorporated into the design of their vehicles in order to help the capital combat moped and motorcycle-related crime.

Councillor Hanif Khan, Cabinet Member for Community Protection and Enforcement, Hounslow Council, said: “Hounslow, like many other areas of London, has been affected by an increase in moped and motorcycle-enabled crime and we support the measures being taken to emphasise the role that manufacturers can play in tackling the problem.

We have a number of hotspots in Hounslow, especially around Feltham, and our police officers are working hard to target these areas and across the borough, but anything that makes it more difficult for criminals to commit these crimes in the first place means it’s a battle more likely to be won.”

Last year* there were 361 thefts of motorcycles, mopeds and scooters in Hounslow – that’s almost one a day - and 30 crimes were committed using these vehicles across the borough.

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