22 delivery mopeds seized in London for no insurance with 8 riders arrested for immigration offences
A total of 22 delivery mopeds were seized in one day by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service Specials Team during a joint operation between Perivale and Charlton Vehicle Enforcement Teams and MPS Hackney.
The mopeds were taken off the streets for either having no insurance or not being used in accordance with a licence, in some cases both.
8 riders were also arrested for immigration offences.
Many of these mopeds are used by workers within the so-called gig-economy, which offer delivery for small goods and fast-food.
Taking to Twitter to highlight the offences, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: "Saturday saw 22 mopeds/motorcycles take off the street for either no insurance/not in accordance with a licence or both, 8 riders were arrested for immigration offences.
"This was part of a joint operation between Perivale and Charlton Vehicle Enforcement Teams and MPS Hackney."
Twitter users had their say on the arrests, with one responding: "Come into Central London, you'll have a field day". Another said: "In just one day? I think you need to get out a bit more."