Met to deploy 650 officers to cycling accident hotspots

A surge in cycling deaths in London has prompted the Metropolitan Police to deploy 650 officers to the capital's busiest junctions later today.

The Metropolitan Police will deploy 650 officers to busy London junctions today in response to the recent wave of cycling deaths.
The Metropolitan Police will deploy 650 officers to busy London junctions today in response to the recent wave of cycling deaths. Credit: PA

The surge wiill see 2,500 officers will hand out leaflets and fixed penalty notices at 166 junctions marked as the capital's worst after six cyclists died in two weeks in collisions with lorries, buses, and coaches - some mere hours apart.

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The Met Police is deploying 650 officers to London's the most dangerous road junctions today following a wave of cyclist deaths in the capital.