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UPDATE: Arrests following anti-social ride out

News   •   Nov 01, 2016 11:20 GMT

Police arrested a number of people following disorder and anti-social behaviour caused by groups riding motorcycles and quad bikes across London on Sunday, 30 October. 

Due to the mobility of the riders and their broad coverage of London, arrests were made at a variety of different locations. During Sunday evening, officers succesfully deployed tyre deflation devices against 17 motorbikes and three quad bikes. There were no reported injuries to police or suspects through the use of these devices.

Nine people were arrested for various driving-related offences as follows: 

A 22-year-old man [A] was arrested in the Blackheath area for failing to stop and was taken to a south London police station, where he was later released on bail to a date in early January 2017 pending further enquiries. 

A 22-year-old man [B] was arrested in the Blackheath area for failing to stop and was taken to a south London police station, where he was later released on bail to a date in early January 2017 pending further enquiries. 

A 32-year-old man [C] was arrested in the Blackheath area for failing to stop and was taken to a south London police station. He was later released on bail to a date in early January 2017 pending further enquiries. 

A 17-year-old boy [D] was arrested in the Blackheath area for failing to stop and has since been released on police bail until a date in early January 2017.

A 20-year-old man [E] who was arrested near London Bridge for failing to stop and dangerous driving has since been released on police bail until a date in mid-January 2017.

A 28-year-old man [F] who was arrested near London Bridge for failing to stop and dangerous driving has since been released on police bail until a date in mid-January 2017.

A 16-year-old boy [G] who was arrested near London Bridge area on suspicion of theft of motor vehicle has been released on police bail until a date in mid-December.

A 22-year-old man [H] was arrested in the Streatham area for dangerous driving and driving without insurance and has since been released on police bail until a date in mid-January 2017.

A 24-year-old man [I] was arrested in Old Kent Road on suspicion of dangerous driving, disorder and driving without insurance. He has been released on bail [date awaits] pending further enquiries. 

Superintendent Ade Adelekan, from Met Command and Control, said: "The recklessness of the riders involved endangered not only themselves, but other road users and pedestrians. This is totally unacceptable behaviour that tied up significant resources that could have been better employed in emergency situations elsewhere."