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23% increase in motorcycle deaths

Motorcyclist in London Credit: Joel Ryan / PA

More than 24 motorcyclists have been killed on London's roads this year and government's Transport Committee is investigating why it's on the increase.

Joint Committee Members and TfL will showcase a motorcycle safety course from the Met, London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Service in a bid to reduce fatalities.


Officer injured in collision with motorbike

A police officer investigating a call regarding potential burglary suspects in Ilford suffered a broken leg when a man on a motorbike collided with him yesterday.

Police were responding to reports of people acting suspiciously and entering residents' back gardens.When they approached a suspect on a motorbike in nearby Marston Road, the man rode away and turned the corner into Wensleydale Avenue where he collided with the officer.

The suspect fell off the motorbike and was arrested at the scene. He remains in custody.