Question the police this Thursday evening online from your own home – and some good news

Police web chat You can take part in a live web chat with local police this thursday evening from the comfort of your own home.  Just come along to and you will be able to pose questions live to Chief Inspector Claire Clark and Caledonian SNT Sergeant Michael Atkinson from seven to nine oclock in the evening. If you want me to ask a question for you, maybe anonymously then please email me on

In the meantime here's some good news from the police.

>>A 15 year old boy was sentenced on Tuesday 7 June 2011, after he was arrested by Islington police officers following a 20 minute motorcycle chase.

He was sentenced at Highbury Corner Youth Court to a 12 months rehabilitation order and disqualified from driving for three years after pleading guilty to aggravated vehicle taking, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

On 8 April, an officer from the Safer Neighbourhoods Task Force Motorcycle team was on patrol in the Bemerton area when he noticed a moped been driven dangerously. The officer indicated for the teenage driver to stop but he sped off.

Police cars from another borough, and local Islington response team officers gave chase but were unable to catch the motorcyclist as he drove through narrow alleyways.

After a 20 minute chase, the 15 year old boy crashed near the park in Bingfield Street, and was arrested. He was charged the next day.

The moped had been stolen on 1 April.

Police Constable Gyselings from the Safer Neighbourhoods Task Force Motorcycle team, who chased the bike, said:

"Our team has the specialist skills and resources to respond to any crimes committed using mopeds or motorbikes. We are committed to tackling crime and anti social behaviour across Islington and responding to concerns about drivers safely and effectively."

Police Constable Peta Wilson, who investigated the case, said: “This boy was driving extremely dangerously, going through lots of red lights, driving the wrong way up main roads and going round corners at great speed which could have resulted in a really bad accident. I am pleased he has been disqualified from driving and that the motorcycle has been returned to it’s rightful owner.”

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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