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Moped rider who was bumped to a stop by cops in Brixton admits dangerous speeding through Chelsea and Lambeth

A dangerous moped rider who cut through a park to avoid police officers has pleaded guilty.

Kyren Bryce, 23, of Hilsea Street, Hackney, admitted dangerous driving yesterday (Tuesday, 18 August) at Croydon Magistrates’ Court.

He will be sentenced at a date to be confirmed.

Met officers from Operation Venice were patrolling in central London on Thursday 23 April, following a number of moped robbery offences by a suspect on a grey moped over a 24-hour period.

Officers on marked police motorcycles patrolling the area came across a grey moped travelling along Kings Road, Chelsea at about 5.20pm. As officers turned around to stop the moped, it made off from the marked police motorcycles.

The pursuit from Kings Road into Lambeth at high speed reached 70mph in some residential areas.

Bryce also cut through red lights, overtaking vehicles on solid white lines, on pavements through housing estates and across a park full of residents.

As Bryce was driving down Brixton Road, Brixton, Venice officers in a marked police car were authorised to use a slow-speed tactical contact to bring him to a bumping halt.

Bryce was arrested for dangerous driving and failing to stop. He was taken into custody and charged the following day.

Sergeant Tony McGovern, one of the Op Venice officers involved in the pursuit, said: “The riding displayed showed a complete disregard for other members of the public’s safety and also fell far below the expected standards of a safe and competent driver.

“Bryce not only put his own life at risk, but also the lives of innocent members of the public for no reason other than to try and save his own skin.”

Pictured, top – the moment when police car and Kyren Bryce’s moped collide

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