Three unusable armoured water cannons bought by Boris Johnson when he was London mayor have been offered at a lack of greater than £300,000.

Sadiq Khan, the present mayor of London, introduced the water cannons had been offered to a agency which is able to dismantle them and export the components.

He added that “now we have lastly managed to eliminate them”. 

Mr Johnson purchased the machines from Germany in 2014, earlier than their use had been licensed on the UK mainland.

Theresa Could banned their us in riot conditions when she was residence secretary in 2015, and later used the acquisition to ridicule Mr Johnson within the Tory management race after David Cameron resigned.

The water cannons value £322,000 to buy second-hand after which refit – together with £32,004 for low emission zone compliance, £19,035 for re-painting, £3,109.20 for signage, and £970.50 for the becoming of radios and CD gamers.

They’ve now been offered for simply £11,025 to Nottinghamshire-based Reclamations (Ollerton) Ltd, who will dismantle them and export the components.

Mr Khan mentioned: “For too lengthy, London taxpayers have needed to bear the brunt of Boris Johnson’s appalling botched water cannon deal. This has been one other waste of taxpayers’ cash by Boris Johnson.

“Londoners proceed to dwell together with his self-importance. I’m happy now we have managed to lastly eliminate them and I made an election promise to Londoners that I might claw again as a lot of this money as attainable, and pump it into serving to younger individuals vulnerable to being affected by crime and giving them higher life alternatives.”

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