Met police to display 'wanted' people on London vans

Wanted People

Some of the photos that will appear on the vans

Monday, March 18, 2019

Photographs of 38 wanted individuals will be displayed on two vans in London in an effort to get members of the public to come forward with information.

The appeal is the brainchild of the Metropolitan Police in an effort to locate people linked to violent moped crime, street robberies, burglary and violation of release conditions.

The vans - which will be driving around London - will make an appearance on BBC’S Crimewatch Roadshow tonight, with operational teams working to respond to any intelligence received.

 

 

Chief Inspector Jim Corbett from Operation Venice, which tackles moped-enabled crime, said: “These offenders have callously robbed, stolen or burgled from communities, commuters and tourists within London, often using violence and weapons, for their own financial gain. 

“We are relentlessly pursuing violent offenders and bringing them to justice, but we need the help of the public as well. Somebody somewhere knows something about these criminals and I urge people to pass any information to us as soon as possible."

Anyone who has any information in regard to these wanted individuals is urged to contact police on 999 or local police by dialling 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or tweet @MetCC with any information.