Somewhat unbelievably for those of us here in North America, regular police in most of the United Kingdom do not carry a gun. The public’s respect in general for police is such that they can get away without having a firearm. This video from central London is a perfect example of the power of an unarmed policeman.
YouTuber Aimanas Aima was out for a ride on his GSXR, and popped a big ‘ol wheelie as he rode through a 20 mph zone. A pair of bobbys on horseback saw Aima coming and blocked his path. Rather than holding the rider there and waiting for a traffic cop, the lead guy gave Aima a tongue lashing and instructed him to share the video from his helmet mounted camera to show how reasonable London coppers are.
Aima made good on his promise and uploaded the video, saying:
This video was uploaded to show how good police in UK. They appreciated that i was apologetic and admit i was wrong. I had a lesson and it will not happened again. Officer give me a chance to go home without leaving license and I used this opportunity. regarding speeding, i have minus 2 tooth on front and plus 4 on the back so speedo is not calibrated.
Another thing I would never do this if there would be a single soul on the road.
Reason i shared it is because police officer told me to show to my friends.”