• It all seems to have moved north, so I guess for now the advice is not to ride on the cycle path north of Springfield. I seem to remember that all the attacks have been in the evenings, but obviously be cautious in the daytime, too.

    These sprees generally only last for a short(ish) time, and police action will certainly shorten that time, so it's to be hoped/expected that the police do some work on it. It's about the tenth or so spree that I've heard about (in different places, including Islington, De Beauvoir, Hackney Marshes, Springfield, Coppermill Lane, etc.) in 20 years. Still, there's usually something like this going on somewhere.

    As ever, the best advice is to stay on well-lit main streets out of busy hours. Stay safe, everybody.

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