Londoners troll New York Times with deluge of 'petty crimes'

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An appeal for victims of petty crime in the UK’s capital has been met with sarcasm

“Have you experienced a petty crime in London?” chirped the New York Times enthusiastically on Twitter, which prompted a deluge of sarcastic responses from Brits who were keen to let everyone know just how petty Londoners could be. Though the US newspaper was attempting to report on the rising level of crime in the capital – a problem the Metropolitan police commissioner recently said was being turned around – the New York Times instead learned a lot more about what was getting on Londoners’ nerves.

Naturally, public transport etiquette featured heavily:

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