RE: [greenwichcyclists] Know your enemy
Anthony information like this does need to given out. I think it does reassure people that something is being done after so long.David
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 20:21:53 +0100
Subject: [greenwichcyclists] Know your enemy
From: MPS Press Bureau [mailto:mpspressbureau@...]
Sent: 25 May 2012 11:59
Subject: Operation Cubo: 555 cars seized - latest from NSY
In the latest day of action against uninsured drivers in London a
further 555 cars were seized and 85 people arrested.
The ninth Operation Cubo, which took place on Thursday 24 May again
featured hundreds of officers across London targeting uninsured drivers
to disrupt criminal activity. As with all the previous days of action,
boroughs were supported by Traffic, Territorial Support Group, Safer
Transport Command and other teams in the co-ordinated series of
operations, which included road-side check points.
This forms part of a commitment by the Commissioner in October last year
to target criminals and disrupt their activities. Since the first Cubo
over 4,500 vehicles have been seized, in addition to the thousands of
cars which are removed from the streets during day to day business.
Hundreds of people have also been arrested for a range offences since
the renewed push on uninsured drivers began.
Uninsured drivers are more likely to be involved in criminal activity,
five times more likely to be involved in collisions and less likely to
have vehicles in a road-worthy condition.
A number of the arrests and seizures made yesterday demonstrate how Cubo
is disrupting criminal activity. There were arrests for a range of
offences, including four suspected gang nominals in Enfield for
possession of CS spray; theft of vehicles, possession with intent to
supply heroin, crack and cannabis. There have been a number of
disqualified drivers arrested during the operation.
Operation Cubo 'Silver', Chief Superintendent Rob Jones, from Newham
said: "The ninth Operation Cubo achieved excellent results, with many
boroughs - including Safer Transport Command, Ealing, Hackney, Lambeth,
Wandsworth, Bromley, Croydon, Tower Hamlets, Havering, Greenwich and
Newham achieving over 20 seizures. Hammersmith and Fulham had their
highest ever seizures with 19. All over London, teams worked very hard
in the heat, with arrests for a range of offences, including suspected
gang suspects in possession of CS Spray.
"Over four and a half thousand vehicles have now been seized on Cubo
operations, removing uninsured vehicles from our streets. Cubo is a very
visible tactic that deters criminals and reassures law abiding people.
Traffic OCU played a leading role in the planning of this Cubo
operation, and their support to boroughs was key to our success."
Operation Cubo was launched in October 2011. There have been nine days
of action since then and the total number vehicles seized during these
days is 4547; arrests: 767.
For further information please contact the MPS Press Bureau on 020 7230
2171 or visit our website at www.met.police.uk/pressbureau