More than 750 Ulez-related crimes recorded by Met Police in just six months

2 October 2023, 18:55 | Updated: 2 October 2023, 19:18

ULEZ-related figures show almost a thousand recorded crimes.
ULEZ-related figures show almost a thousand recorded crimes. Picture: Alamy

By Yasmeen ElTahan

More than 750 Ulez-related crimes have been recorded by the Met Police in just six months.

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Police recorded a total of 795 crimes relating to Ulez cameras between April 1 and September 30.

Some of those Ulez-related crimes included 200 reports of cameras being stolen and 595 cameras being damaged.

A 52-year old man was arrested in Bexley on September 22 on suspicion of criminal damage relating to such crimes, the Met said.

The man was taken to a south London police station for questioning before being released on bail.

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An ongoing operation was launched in May in relation to the criminal damage of Ulez cameras.

The arrest of the man in Bexley was part of the country-wide operation.

As of the latest update on October 2, Met investigations also led to the arrest of two other individuals - one charged and bailed for trial to June 2024 and the other discontinued by the CPS.

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