Moped robbery gangs are throwing off their helmets to escape being chased by police.
Officers are following an ‘unwritten’ health and safety rule that means their career is at risk if they endanger the thugs by pursuing them.
Dozens of officers are already being investigated for their driving during chases.
As a result, Britain faces an epidemic of ‘pavement pirates’ who believe they are untouchable."These thieves and thugs might get hurt if you chase them when they have no helmets, so let them go." Yeah, that's going to work out well.