Three water cannon purchased and refurbished by former London mayor Boris Johnson for greater than £320,000 have been bought for simply £11,025.

Mr Johnson bought the machines second-hand from Germany in 2014 – earlier than their use had even been licensed on the UK mainland.

Theresa Might as dwelling secretary banned their use in 2015 and ridiculed Mr Johnson for the acquisition in the course of the Tory management race.

Police using a water cannon during training. File pic


Police utilizing a water cannon throughout coaching. File pic

London’s present mayor, Sadiq Khan, mentioned “we now have managed to lastly eliminate them” because it was revealed that they had been bought to a agency that may dismantle them and export the components.

The machines had been purchased used, however had been discovered to be riddled with faults.

They underwent a refit that included £32,004 for low-emission zone compliance, £19,035 for re-painting, £3,109 for signage, and £970 for the becoming of radios and CD gamers.

Nottinghamshire-based Reclamations (Ollerton) Ltd have now purchased them.

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 along with his self-importance. I’m happy we now 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 potential, and pump it into serving to younger folks prone to being affected by crime and giving them higher life alternatives.”

Boris Johnson has to this point not commented on the sale.

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