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Moped pursuit officers in Camden acted in line with policy concludes IPCC investigation

Police officers who carried out a pursuit of a moped rider who crashed after running a red light acted entirely in line with relevant policy an independent IPCC investigation has concluded.

The two Metropolitan Police officers were in a marked police car when they engaged in the pursuit in Camden in the early hours of 1 May, 2015.

The moped, driven by an 18-year-old accompanied by a passenger riding pillion, failed to stop when the officers activated their blue lights and less than 30 seconds later, ran a red light and collided with another vehicle.

The rider of the moped sustained serious injuries that required months of hospital treatment.

He later pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and received a suspended sentence, a fine and was banned from driving for three years.

The IPCC investigation concluded that the officers were justified in initiating the pursuit, at no point did the police vehicle come into contact with the moped and that both officers acted in line with policy throughout the incident.

The investigation also concluded that the officer not driving the vehicle showed a conscientious display to make contact with the control room during the pursuit despite experiencing technical challenges.

A copy of the report can be read here

Recommendations concerning the technical challenges faced by the officers made to the Metropolitan Police can be found here

 

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