A man has been arrested as the Metropolitan Police revealed the huge number of crimes relating to ULEZ cameras since April this year (2023).

From April 1 to September 23 this year, the Met Police received 795 reports of crimes in relation to damaging ULEZ cameras.

This included 200 reports of cameras being stolen and 595 cameras being damaged.

A Met spokesperson said a recorded crime can include multiple offences.

A 52-year-old man was arrested in Bexley on Friday (September 22) on suspicion of criminal damage.

The man was taken to a south London police station before being released on bail until December 19 pending further enquiries.

The arrest is part of an ongoing operation launched in May relating to the criminal damage of ULEZ cameras.

A ULEZ camera pole was cut down in Upminster, east London, last week just days after it was installed.

The Met Police says criminal activity in relation to ULEZ continues to be taken seriously and that local investigators can follow-up using a range of approaches such as CCTV trawls, witness searches and forensic opportunities.

As a result of this operation, two other individuals have been arrested, one charged and bailed for trail to June 2024 while the other case was discontinued by the CPS.