In a crackdown on crimes related to ULEZ cameras, Met Police have revealed a staggering 795 incidents reported between April 1 and September 30 this year.
This wave of offences included 200 incidents of camera thefts and 595 cases of camera damage.
As part of their efforts, Met Police launched an operation back in May, focusing on ULEZ-related criminal activities. Their efforts yielded results in August when law enforcement unveiled an image of a man they were urgently seeking to locate.
This man was suspected of being involved in four different offences across Hillingdon, Harrow, and Uxbridge on Saturday, June 17.
The ongoing operation reached another significant milestone on Friday, September 22, when a 52-year-old man was apprehended in Bexley on charges of criminal damage.
The suspect, whose identity has not been disclosed, was taken into custody at a South London police station for questioning. Subsequently, he was released on bail, pending further inquiries.
It’s worth noting that the recorded 795 crimes do not represent individual incidents, as one recorded crime can encompass multiple offences. Among these incidents, 200 cases of stolen cameras and 595 instances of damaged cameras were documented.
Met Police persist in their investigative work. They have allocated significant resources to pursue suspects, employing diverse methods such as CCTV reviews, searching for witnesses, and conducting forensic analyses.