Police appeal after scooter gang rampage through Bromley

PUBLISHED: 09:01 03 November 2015 | UPDATED: 09:01 03 November 2015


A group committed a range of offences as they travelled through areas of south London

Police are appealing for information and mobile phone footage after a large group of scooters, mopeds and quad bikes committed a range of offences as they travelled through Bromley and other areas of south London.

The group are believed to have organised their ride on social media.

It began in Lambeth shortly after 6pm on Saturday, and proceeded to Lewisham, Bromley, Greenwich and Croydon.

The group were riding dangerously, mounting the pavement, committing criminal damage and behaving in an anti-social manner.

At approximately 8.30pm, part of the group attended the Apple Green Petrol Station in Streatham High Road, making off without paying for fuel and stealing items of confectionary from the shop.

Officers attended and arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of making off without payment and driving not in accordance with a licence. He has now been bailed to a date in mid-November.

The group were dispersed between around midnight and 1am on 1 Sunday, largely from the Croydon and Bromley areas.

No other arrests have been made.

Superintendent Liam Harrington said: “This group behaved in an utterly reckless manner, committing criminal damage and endangering themselves, other road users and pedestrians.

“Although there have been no reported injuries, my officers are reviewing CCTV footage to identify the offences committed and work to bring those involved to justice.

“If anyone knows the identity of those involved or has footage of riders with their faces or registration numbers visible, then I would urge them to share that information and material with us.”

Anyone with information which can assist the investigation is asked to call police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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