New campaign launched to fight scooter and moped theft

The new campaign is aimed at scooter riders, who ar eles slikely to have high security. PICTURE: Met

The new campaign is aimed at scooter riders, who ar eles slikely to have high security. PICTURE: Metropolitan Police - Credit: Archant

The Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick urged moped and scooter riders to double lock them to help keep them safe on Friday.

She said: “It is the easy availability of scooters that is driving the rise in scooter-enabled crime. So, I urge all riders: properly secure your scooter to reduce its risk of theft. If everyone plays their part, we can thwart these thieves.”

Her words come as the Met launch a new video campaign to fight scooter crime with the core message: “The more visible the security, the less visible your scooter is to thieves: adding extra security makes it harder for them to steal.”

Figures show that over 15,000 scooters, motorcycles and mopeds were stolen in London in the last year - more than half of all stolen vehicles in the capital - and scooters were used in over 14,000 crimes.