Moped rider detained after 'driving at police in London's Trafalgar Square'

Sean Morrison
A wanted moped rider who fled from police by riding at officers failed in his second escape attempt a few hours later, Scotland Yard has said: PA

A moped rider who drove at police in London’s Trafalgar Square before fleeing has been detained after a second attempt at escaping officers hours later, police have said.


The man allegedly evaded officers after being seen riding his moped dangerously in the popular tourist spot on Wednesday.


The suspect is said to have drove his moped at officers before police discharged a Taser but was able to flee by driving up an alleyway.


Police said they later spotted the same driver in Notting Hill Gate and stopped him in Gloucester Terrace, where he tried to make off again by riding on the pavement.


The rider was stopped by using "tactical contact" and a Taser was discharged at around 8.45pm, Scotland Yard said.


A 24-year-old was was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop for police and dangerous driving.

He was also further arrested for being in breach of a court order, driving whilst disqualified, and wanted for assault on an emergency worker from a previous offence.