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Second man charged with damaging ULEZ cameras

A second man has been charged as a result of a proactive operation launched following criminal damage to ULEZ cameras.

The operation was launched after allegations of criminal damage were passed to the Met relating to a group of underground activists called the ULEZ “Blade Runners”.

A 44-year-old male was charged on Thursday, 18 May with criminal damage and going equipped.

Previously another man, a 42-year-old male, was charged with criminal damage and destruction of, or damage to, property.

Detective Supt Daniel Smith, whose officers are leading the investigation, said: “We have been proactively targeting those we suspect of causing or seeking to cause damage.

“We are carrying out a thorough investigation and this includes gathering CCTV, speaking to potential witnesses and following up active leads.

“We are aware of the active discussions online and the passion felt by some in our communities.

“We will continue to support lawful protest but criminal activity is not acceptable.

“We continue to work with TfL to prevent further offences in the future.”

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year, except Christmas Day (25 December).

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ULEZ already covers inner London but has sparked fury in suburban car-reliant boroughs since when a vehicle doesn’t meet the ULEZ emission standards and isn’t exempt, the driver needs to pay a £12.50 daily charge to drive inside the zone.

This applies to: Cars, motorcycles, vans and specialist vehicles (up to and including 3.5 tonnes) and minibuses (up to and including 5 tonnes)

Sadiq Khan was accused of pricing Londoners out of the capital after unveiling the controversial ULEZ scheme, sparking

The ULEZ scheme will be expanding across all London boroughs from 29 August 2023.

(Source: Metropolitan Police)

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