Bike gang sentenced for Birmingham and Solihull rampage – BBC News

‘Nearly 30 men have been sentenced for their part in a bike gang’s five-hour rampage through Birmingham.’

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BBC News, 18th March 2019

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High Court rejects challenge by motorcyclists over ban on use of three ‘green lanes’ – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 11th, 2018 in local government, motorcycles, news, roads by sally

‘Hampshire County Council has successfully defended a legal challenge brought by trail riders over its decision to prohibit the use of three linked ‘green lanes’ by motor vehicles and motor cyles.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th December 2018

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Home Secretary gives backing to police who ram scooter criminals – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 29th, 2018 in motorcycles, news, police, statistics by tracey

‘he Home Secretary has offered his backing to police who ram moped thieves from their scooters saying it is “exactly what we need”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2018

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Moped crime: New rules to protect police pursuit drivers – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in careless driving, dangerous driving, motorcycles, news, police by sally

‘Police drivers will have more legal protection if they are involved in a crash, in a bid to tackle criminals on mopeds, as part of Home Office plans.’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2018

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Teenager jailed for London moped acid attacks – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2018 in hazardous substances, London, motorcycles, news, sentencing, theft, young offenders by sally

‘A 17-year-old boy has been jailed for 10 and a half years for attacking six moped riders with acid while trying to steal their bikes.’

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BBC News, 12th March 2018

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Moped robbery gang jailed after 100-victim crime spree – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2017 in conspiracy, gangs, motorcycles, news, offensive weapons, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A moped gang that robbed more than 100 people, including an attempted robbery on former chancellor George Osborne, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2017

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Police chase laws to be reviewed amid fears officers are unable to tackle moped-riding criminals – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 26th, 2017 in careless driving, dangerous driving, motorcycles, news, police, road traffic offences by sally

‘Police chase laws are to be reviewed by the Government amid fears that officers are unable to effectively pursue and apprehend moped-riding criminals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th September 2017

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Biker jailed for wheelie-pulling, selfie-taking M6 stunts – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2017 in dangerous driving, disqualification, motorcycles, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Pawel Zietowski jailed for eight months after driving at up to 117mph and practising “hair-raising” stunts on motorway.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2017

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Moped crime: ‘Overzealous’ discipline for police who chase scooter thieves blamed for rise in robberies – The Independent

Posted July 17th, 2017 in crime, London, motorcycles, news, police by tracey

‘A former senior Metropolitan Police officer has called for stronger measures to be used against criminals who operate on mopeds, even if it results in their deaths.
David Videcette, who investigated organised crime with Scotland Yard, said the “overzealous” enforcement of current guidelines were impeding police from tackling the moped crime wave which has gripped London.’

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The Independent, 16th July 2017

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Motorcylist jailed after filming himself speeding over 150mph – The Independent

‘A motorcyclist has been jailed after filming himself speeding over 150mph.’

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The Independent, 25th January 2016

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Council loses Supreme Court appeal in rights of way battle with trail riders – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 19th, 2015 in appeals, local government, motorcycles, news, rights of way, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has rejected – by a 3-2 majority – a county council’s appeal over whether an application by motorcyclists to upgrade rights of way complied with relevant statutory requirements.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th March 2015

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Jade Clark moped death: Driver jailed for death and cover-up – BBC News

“A banned driver who caused the death of a 16-year-old girl in a road crash and then tried to cover up his involvement has been jailed for six years.”

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BBC News, 18th September 2013

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He who hesitates is lost – New Law Journal

“Jonathan Aspinall reports from the Court of Appeal on hesitation, liability and costs.”

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New Law Journal, 30th May 2013

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Motorcyclist Andrew Kelly jailed over 122mph ride – BBC News

“A motorcyclist who was caught speeding at 122mph and who boasted on an internet
forum about lying to police has been jailed for eight months.”

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BBC News, 8th May 2013

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Speeding biker Gary Dobson who did 144mph on A63 banned – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2012 in dangerous driving, guilty pleas, motorcycles, news, sentencing by tracey

“A biker who reached speeds of 144mph (232km/h) on an A-road in North Yorkshire has been banned from riding for six months.”

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BBC News, 8th November 2012

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Speeding biker Keith Darch jailed for trying to avoid prosecution – BBC News

“A motorcyclist who did 84mph in a 30mph zone has been jailed for 18 weeks after trying to avoid a speeding offence by claiming he had sold his bike.”

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BBC News, 29th February 2012

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Milton Keynes biker banned for 150mph speeding web film – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2011 in dangerous driving, motorcycles, news, sentencing by tracey

“A motorcyclist who filmed himself speeding at 150mph and put the footage on the internet has been sentenced to 51 weeks jail, suspended for two years.”

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BBC News, 3rd November 2011

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Djanogly v Westminster City Council – WLR Daily

Posted April 21st, 2011 in appeals, law reports, motorcycles, parking, road traffic by sally

Djanogly v Westminster City Council [2011] EWCA Civ 432; [2011] WLR (D) 140

“When making a traffic management order a local authority was entitled to see the fair spreading of costs for suitable and adequate parking facilities between motorcyclists and car drivers as a legitimate consideration.”

WLR Daily, 19th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Paramedic who failed to treat critically injured biker escapes being struck off – Daily Telegraph

“A paramedic who covered a critically injured motorcyclist with a tarpaulin and stopped treating him when he was still breathing has escaped being struck off.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th March 2010

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Biker jailed over pensioner death – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2009 in dangerous driving, motorcycles, news, sentencing by sally

“A speeding biker who killed a 71-year-old woman out walking her neighbour’s dog has been jailed for three years.”

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BBC News, 4th November 2009

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