1. rogscoot
    5th June 2018 @ 8:15 am


    A great response SLUK to a massive problem and as mentioned with fewer Police on the streets overall crime is going up as criminals realize they can get away with almost anything.

    Even today on BBC news: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44364912

    BBC still calling them mopeds!

  2. Stuart Walsh
    5th June 2018 @ 9:17 am

    A remote controlled electric shock seat or handlebars would be good. We used to have a rattrap car in manchester that had disabled door handles so once they were in they were caught and couldnt get out.

    5th June 2018 @ 11:16 am

    It seems the Government of Airstrip 1 are more interested in locking up political prisoners and clamping down on “Thought Crime” and not offending certain groups rather than deal with physical crime and disorder. I don’t recognise my country anymore.

  4. Bjorn Toulouse
    5th June 2018 @ 1:09 pm

    The government of law and order. More bothered about brexit than the day job.
    I’ll sign the petition.
    So if a police officer chases a suspect the police officer can be done if the suspect has an injury.
    I say if they don’t stop it should be open season.
    Reminds me of my mate who got six months for clobbering a burglar in his home with a baseball bat.

  5. vince
    5th June 2018 @ 4:27 pm

    This epidemic needs to be stopped, I am sure if we took the law into our hands the amount of police officers in that area would suddenly rise….

  6. Solostax
    5th June 2018 @ 11:48 pm

    In the 16th and 17th century, when there was no effective police force, highway robbery became a real menace to everyday travel . I see the modern day equivalent as car and scooter hijacking with associated scooter theft.
    The robbers, knowing they had little opposition to the actual crime, could use whatever force they needed to take anything they wanted. . I see the modern day equivalent in car and scooter hijacking with associated scooter theft.
    The same situation became rampant later in the American Wild West. Until…..deadly force was used in defence. Together with automatic death sentences for highway robbery, the frequency for this type of crime fell off dramatically. In this period in America it was also a hanging offence to steal a horse; this also became necessary to halt the commonplace lucrative practice of horse rustling.
    The mode of transport for victim and criminal was the horse.
    It seems that although hundreds of years later with the benefit of hunger ,poverty and other previously used excuses for mitigating robbery being eliminated, we are still faced with unchanged human nature. The mode of transport has changed ,from horse to scooter but these scum are now better endowed to escape any justice. Gone are those days when one could legitimately use deadly force to protect and defend self and property at the point of a hold up, and now reliance must be made on police presence that is hampered by unfair “rules of engagement” whereby even in the unlikely event of being on the scene in a timely manner, they are forbidden to continue a chase if that chase becomes hazardous to the fleeing suspect. Not exactly the same call if the suspect is in a car/van where the criterion becomes relevant endangerment to the general public.
    And so, with the passage of centuries of enlightenment and forward fresh thinking with reference to crime and punishment, we are now in a situation that enhances the motivation for highway robbery because the deterrent and risk of getting caught and punished firmly favours that crime.
    If after all the soul searching and head scratching to find a means to reduce this type of crime fails, society should really stand back and look at some lessons from the past .Otherwise criminality is emboldened ,honest John becomes like his counterpart hundreds of years ago when venturing out on the highway is fraught with peril.
    A bit over the top???

  7. mattblack
    7th June 2018 @ 9:42 am

    Good read, especially as I was woken last night by the Police helicopter buzzing over our house chasing two lads on two noisey motorbikes with no lights or helmets on. Trouble is nowadays if you confront these scumbags and do them any harm, they get you prosecuted for ABH and they get a slap on the wrists for attempted theft. Law is soft on them, yet hard on you if you use retribution against them.

  8. agnomen
    14th June 2018 @ 11:13 pm

    If you have a couple of hundred to spare can you send them to Barry who is the organiser of the IoM Scooter Rally 22nd June – 24th June.

    He can hand them out to get the message spread in the North West

    Barry Turner
    Scooter Warehouse
    61 Merseyton Rd
    Ellesmere Port
    CH65 2AW


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