A sharp increase in the number of crimes carried out by people on mopeds across London has prompted a Kilburn MP to call a meeting to reassure residents.
Hampstead and Kilburn MP, Tulip Siddiq, decided to organise a moped-related crime meeting with Brent and Camden police after being contacted by a large number of fearful residents.
Moped-related crimes have seen a seven-fold increase in London since 2014.
In 2014 there were 1,053 which had risen to 7,668 in 2016.
Ms Siddiq said: "Residents are understandably worried about the increase in moped-related crime and I have organised next Thursday's meeting with the police to allow people the chance to drop-by and discuss their concerns.
"Representatives from both Camden and Brent police will be in attendance to update people on the work that they’re doing to help tackle this type of crime."
Moped muggers, Joynul Ali and Hamza El-Guerbouzi, who carried out nine separate attacks in Marylebone , Maida Vale and Lancaster Gate areas on December 7, had an appeal to have their prison sentence reduced rejected on October 11.
A gang of teenagers who stole more than 100 mobile phones in a five-day moped enabled crime spree across west London were sentenced to 13 years in prison on October 11.
The moped-related crime meeting will take place on Thursday (October 26) at Swiss Cottage Community Centre, Winchester Rd, from 5pm to 7pm.
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