Moped criminal gets seven years
A moped criminal operating in one of London’s worst-hit areas for motorcycle related crime has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
Harry Wright, 21 of Canonbury Road, London, N1 was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court on Tuesday, 20th February, to seven years imprisonment for three theft offences, possession of a bladed article, possession of Class A and B drugs and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
Wright stole a Piaggio moped which had been parked on Southgate Grove Road in Hackney on 4th November 2017. A week later, Wright rode the moped through Hackney and adjoining borough Islington targeting morning rush hour commuters. CCTV captured Wright narrowly missing several pedestrians while riding on the pavement.
Witnesses estimated the speed Wright was driving at to be 40 and 50mph before the moped crashed head-on into the front of a BMW. He was detained by police officers who found a hunting knife tucked into his waistband. Wright’s 18-year-old pillion passenger was taken to hospital in a critical condition. He continues to receive medical treatment.
Wright also receives a five-year driving ban upon release.
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