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MOPED CRIME

An Islington man detained by have-a-go-heroes after his moped gang burst into a Kilburn jewellery store wielding hammers and a machete has been jailed.

Police have charged an Islington man with robbery over a moped raid on Maida Vale's Amir jewellers.

An Islington man yesterday pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm in connection to a hit-and-run collision that put a 90-year-old in hospital.

An axe-wielding gang of seven moped robbers have been jailed for a combined total of more than 40 years for a string of crimes across Camden, Islington, Westminster and the City - including a £90,000 heist at a handbag store and the terrifying attempted robbery of a West End jewellery shop.

Four moped bandits who armed themselves with axes, samurai swords and zombie knives before carrying out a spate of phone snatches and robberies in Islington and Camden were convicted at Blackfriars Crown Court today.

A 15-year-old boy is in hospital after the moped he was driving collided with a lorry in Balls Pond Road yesterday.

An Islington man has been charged with grievous bodily harm (GBH) in connection with a hit-and-run moped collision that put a 90-year-old pedestrian in hopsital.

Two young men have been arrested in connection with a spate of moped robberies against rush-hour commuters in Islington, Hackney and Camden.

Moped crime in Islington has fallen by more than 60 per cent compared with this time last year, according to police chiefs.

A Cally moped crook has been sentenced to eight years in jail for his part in last month's Regent Street jeweller's raid.

A knife-wielding moped crook struck a busy Upper Street pub last night and stole a man's Rolex watch.

Three young men have been charged in relation to two moped smash and grabs after police executed search warrants across Islington, Camden and Haringey.

Robbery offences increased by 73 per cent in Islington in the past year, new figures show.

South Islington remains a hotspot for moped crime, and Finsbury Park is a key hub in moving stolen phones out of the country, it was claimed at a public meeting last night.

In news that will surprise no one, London's two worst affected roads for moped crime are in... Islington.

A "reckless" pair who tried to steal two mopeds in Old Street were arrested all the way out in Essex, after a dramatic chase which saw cops on the ground guided by their colleagues in a helicopter.

With eerie similarity to life in modern day Islington, a 17-year-old was caught stealing a moped.

A Tufnell Park moped robber was today jailed for two years and eight months.

A Highbury man who was part of a moped gang which smashed mobile phone shops has been jailed for five years and three months.

The teenager who attacked six moped riders across Hackney, Islington and Stratford in 70 minutes with a powerful corrosive has been jailed for more than a decade.

A Canonbury crook who used his stolen moped to do a series of phone thefts across Islington and Hackney was yesterday jailed.

Two men and one boy from Islington have been sentenced over a spate of moped phone snatches in Hackney, the City and Westminster last month.

A suspected moped criminal has been charged with numerous driving and drug offences after being arrested in Hornsey Lane, Archway.

This is the moment a moped thug threatens an Upper Street shop manager with an 11-inch hunting knife during a terrifying robbery.

It is not true that police chasing mopeds must stop if the riders remove their helmets, a top cop has insisted.

Three males from Islington have been charged with theft following a series of moped-enabled robberies in the early hours of yesterday morning in Westminster.

A moped gang from Islington, Camden and Hackney who carried out a £1million spree of armed raids on mobile phone shops will be sentenced today.

Moped crooks preyed on 24 victims in the space of an hour around Essex Road last night.

A teenager has been charged with the theft of a laptop from under its owner's nose in an Archway cafe.

Detectives are appealing for information after a moped rider threatened a police officer with a knife in Hornsey Rise on Wednesday.

An Islington man has been found guilty for his part in 17 moped smash and grab raids on mobile phone stores.

When Stuart Hazeldine became the latest moped phone snatch victim, he thought there was a good chance of getting the device back when the "Find My iPhone" app said it was in Elia Mews, Islington.

Moped criminals have tried to smash a Stroud Green Road estate agent four times in the past month.

Another cafe has been attacked by a laptop-snatching moped crook.

More grim stats have been released on Islington's snatch theft epidemic - offences between April and August were 83 per cent higher than in the same period last year.

This is the moment a brazen moped rider storms into an Archway cafe and steals a customer's laptop.

A moped gang from Islington who snatched 100 phones in five days have been jailed for a total of 13 years.

A 16-year-old boy today denied a string of acid attacks on six moped riders in Stratford, Hackney and Islington. He will stand trial in January.

Prosecutors are weighing up whether to charge two police officers with driving offences over the death of Lewis Johnson in a chase last year.

Four council-backed "smart benches" with built-in phone chargers are to be torn down - because no one thought to get planning permission and the police fear they could be crime magnets.

There have been 274 thefts and robberies reported in the ward around Archway station since January, according to police.

Deliveroo is hiring 50 staff dedicated to ensuring the safety of its riders - in response to last month's acid attacks in Islington, Hackney and Stratford.

A 16-year-old boy has denied carrying out a spate of moped acid attacks in less than 90 minutes in Hackney and Islington.

A second arrest has been made after the five moped acid attacks across Hackney and Islington last night.

Police are appealing for witnesses after acid was thrown by moped riders in Hackney and Islington last night.

A prolific moped criminal found himself back in court - for keeping an exotic monkey in his bedroom.

Police urgently want to find these men after a moped rider ploughed into a young woman in City Road and left her fighting for her life.

Islington Council will target young people on the fringes of gangs to stop them being sucked into the borough's moped crime epidemic.

The courtyard at Islington Police Station currently doubles as a showroom for stolen mopeds.

Extraordinary police footage shows the moment a prolific Highbury moped crook tried to escape from cops - by driving on the wrong side of the M11.

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