Police seize e-scooter in Harvey Centre

Crime / Tue 24th Aug 2021 at 08:32am

ON Monday, an officer from the Essex Police Harlow Town Centre team responded to a report of an e-scooter being ridden anti socially around The Harvey Centre by two teenage males.

The police seized the vehicle.

The scooter driver was seen via CCTV to weave in between shoppers at speed.

The males had then fallen off due to their antics, but fortunately did not hurt any members of the public.

PC Emily Cross said ‘Harlow Town Centre Team will continue to look to remove these vehicles, especially when driven in a manner that’s going to cause a danger to members of the public”.

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8 Comments for Police seize e-scooter in Harvey Centre:

2021-08-24 09:02:21

"Antisocially" .... More like illegally you mean. One less is great , 999 more to go.

2021-08-24 10:48:13

Regulation is needed eg different classes below 5 mph type could be exempted but above to require insurance and registration and allowed on cycleways: of which there needs to be many many more. Small electric vehicles, like small bubble cars for shopping and commuting would be a way of reducing congestion, improving mobility and reducing carbon emissions. Could be win win.

Kevin Rowley
2021-08-24 17:29:13

I remember when an old lady knocked over and killed another old lady in the Harvey centre a long time ago she was flying around on a mobility scooter!

2021-08-24 17:45:44

I wish the police would patrol Bush Fair. These scooters are illegal for a reason. They are bloody dangerous.

2021-08-25 07:04:39

driving up my road yesterday morning went to pass a oncoming vechile only to find someone in the middle of the road with a e-scooter, he wouldnt let me pass and i got a hurl of abuse saying i was a road hog, govermeant has already said these things unless ridden on a trial scheme are iilegal to ride in public, road or pavement, the police need to get a grip and seize these things because people dont care because they know unless ridden anti socialy they wont be stopped.

2021-08-25 09:44:14

They should all be seized and crushed in public in the Market Square as they did with mini mopeds a few years ago. And their owners will have no legal recompense as they are purchased knowing that they are illegal for use off of private land. They are just a nuisance and are also used regularly for drug dealing on the cycle tracks around the town.

Steven Snell
2021-08-26 08:17:06

How can you say that Iain? By your reckoning we should also crush all bikes as they are used on cycle tracks as well! Grow up

2021-09-05 06:08:12

They are illegal and can only be ridden on private land. Seize and crush!

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