Metropolitan Police

Monday, June 24, 2019

Monday, June 24, 2019

Most Tory voters do not think Boris should explain flat disturbance

Most Tory voters do not think Boris should explain flat disturbance

Most Tory voters do not think Boris should explain flat disturbance

The majority (64 per cent) of Conservative voters do not think Boris Johnson should answer questions about a disturbance at his flat, a survey has found.

Dawn Butler defends Boris Johnson's neighbour's call to police

Dawn Butler defends Boris Johnson's neighbour's call to police

Dawn Butler defends Boris Johnson's neighbour's call to police

Dawn Butler has come to the defence of Boris Johnson's neighbours, who called the police after a row broke out at the politician's home.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

London suffers fifth killing in six days after triple stabbing

Fifth man killed in London in six days after triple stabbing

Fifth man killed in London in six days after triple stabbing

A man has died following a triple stabbing in north London - the fifth killing in the capital in six days.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Use of stop and search up 400 per cent in London

Use of stop and search up 400 per cent in London

Use of stop and search up 400 per cent in London

The number of stop and searches under enhanced police powers has increased by 423 per cent in a year in London.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Suspected unexploded device revealed to be giant bauble

Suspected 'unexploded device' found to be giant bauble

Suspected 'unexploded device' found to be giant bauble

The Metropolitan Police have revealed that a suspected unexploded device, which washed up on shore in east London, was actually a "giant glittery Christmas bauble".

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Two jailed over knife-point robbery and child abuse images

Two jailed over knife-point robbery and child abuse images

Two jailed over knife-point robbery and child abuse images

Two men were jailed on Tuesday for committing a knife-point robbery against a woman and her teenage daughter.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Gang jailed for 43 years over £10m fraud

Gang jailed for 43 years over £10m fraud

Seven fraudsters have been jailed for a total of more than 43 years for hacking into email accounts to steal more than £10million pounds from victims in the UK and abroad.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

CCTV facial recognition ‘is a threat to freedom’

CCTV facial recognition ‘is a threat to freedom’

CCTV facial recognition ‘is a threat to freedom’

The legal officer of Big Brother Watch has described facial recognition software being used by police as “a threat to freedom”.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Second arrest made after bodies 'found in freezer'

Second arrest made after bodies 'found in freezer'

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the bodies of two women were reportedly discovered in a freezer by police.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Climate change activists to ‘voluntarily end’ London protests

Climate change activists to ‘voluntarily end’ London protests

Climate change activists to ‘voluntarily end’ London protests

Climate change activists will end their demonstrations in central London after days of protests.

Police not investigating ‘serious crimes’ due to budget cuts

Police not investigating ‘serious crimes’ due to budget cuts

Police not investigating ‘serious crimes’ due to budget cuts

Peter Bleksley, a former Metropolitan Police Detective, has said that “serious crimes” are not being investigated, suggesting that instead people needed to “protect” themselves.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Police

Police chair defends dancing officers: ‘Cut them some slack’

Police chair defends dancing officers: ‘Cut them some slack’

The chair of the Met Police Federation has supported the actions of officers who danced at climate change protests in London this week.

Rogue traders jailed after scamming elderly victims

Rogue traders jailed after scamming elderly victims

Rogue traders jailed after scamming elderly victims

Two rogue traders have been jailed after scamming elderly victims into paying for unnecessary repairs.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Man found guilty of attacking four officers after fake 999 call

Student guilty of knife attack on police after fake 999 call

Student guilty of knife attack on police after fake 999 call

A university drop-out has been found guilty of a knife attack on four police officers after they responded to a fake 999 call. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Extinction Rebellion: 113 arrests amid climate change protest

Extinction Rebellion: 113 arrests amid climate change protest

Extinction Rebellion: 113 arrests amid climate change protest

More than 100 people have been arrested in London as police deal with continuing climate change protests, Scotland Yard said.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Man charged over Grenfell tower effigy video

Man charged over Grenfell tower effigy video

Man charged over Grenfell tower effigy video

A 46-year-old man has been charged after a video showing an effigy of the Grenfell Tower being burned was posted online.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Assange pleads not guilty to failing to surrender to custody

Assange pleads not guilty to failing to surrender to custody

Assange pleads not guilty to failing to surrender to custody

Julian Assange has pleaded not guilty to a charge at Westminster Magistrates' Court that he failed to surrender to custody as required for an extradition order to Sweden.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Man who plotted to bomb mosque to be sentenced

Mosque bomb plotter to be sentenced

Mosque bomb plotter to be sentenced

A man who hoarded fireworks in a plot to bomb a mosque in south London will be jailed later today.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

Man charged with attempted murder after five knife attacks in Edmonton

Man charged with attempted murder after five knife attacks in Edmonton

Man charged with attempted murder after five knife attacks in Edmonton

A man has appeared in court charged with five counts of attempted murder after a series of stabbings in north London.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Man arrested over latest Edmonton stabbing

Man arrested over latest Edmonton stabbing

Man arrested over latest Edmonton stabbing

A man in his 30s has been arrested by police investigating a stabbing in Enfield, north London on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Police release CCTV footage after 98-year-old dies following ‘violent robbery’

Police release CCTV footage after 98-year-old dies following ‘violent robbery’

Police release CCTV footage after 98-year-old dies following ‘violent robbery’

Police have release new CCTV footage after a 98-year-old died following a violent robbery in his home.

Wanted People

Met police to display 'wanted' people on London vans

Met police to display 'wanted' people on London vans

Images of 38 wanted individuals will be displayed on two vans driving around London to encourage the public to come forward with information.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Netflix confirms Madeleine McCann documentary release date

Netflix confirms Madeleine McCann documentary release date

Netflix confirms Madeleine McCann documentary release date

A Netflix documentary about Madeleine McCann will be released on Friday, the streaming service has confirmed, saying it will be a "detailed look" at the disappearance of the three-year-old.

Theresa May has shown ‘contempt for policing’

Theresa May has shown ‘contempt for policing’

Theresa May has shown ‘contempt for policing’

The national chairman of the Police Federation has said it is “clear” that the home secretary had fought for the £100million extra funding announced on Wednesday, because Theresa May has shown “nothing but contempt for policing”.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Shop owner offers ‘safe space’ in campaign against knife crime

Shop owner offers ‘safe space’ in campaign against knife crime

Shop owner offers ‘safe space’ in campaign against knife crime

The owner of a clothes shop in south east London is offering refuge to teenagers who fear they may be a victim of knife crime.

Explosive devices

'IRA' claims responsibility for suspicious packages

'IRA' claims responsibility for suspicious packages

A group calling itself the IRA has claimed it was behind the five suspicious packages sent to addresses on the British mainland.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

Boy due in court charged with murder of Jodie Chesney

Teen due in court charged with murder of Jodie Chesney

Teen due in court charged with murder of Jodie Chesney

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of Jodie Chesney in east London, the Metropolitan Police said.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Sadiq Khan’s £62m staff spending is ‘disgraceful’

Sadiq Khan’s £62m staff spending is ‘disgraceful’

Sadiq Khan’s £62m staff spending is ‘disgraceful’

A Conservative member of the Greater London Assembly as described the Mayor of London’s spending on staff as “disgraceful”.

Met Police arrest 504 people in two weeks for violence-related crime

Met Police arrest 504 people in two weeks for violence-related crime

Met Police arrest 504 people in two weeks for violence-related crime

The Metropolitan Police's violent crime unit has arrested 504 people and seized over 100 weapons in only two weeks, latest figures show.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Theresa May is 'daft, deluded and dangerous'

Theresa May is 'daft, deluded and dangerous'

Theresa May is 'daft, deluded and dangerous'

Peter Bleksley, previously known as ‘The Chief’ on Channel 4’s Hunted, has described the prime minister as “daft, deluded and dangerous” after she claimed that cuts in police numbers had no correlation to rising knife crime.

Police investigate three small explosive devices in London

Police investigate three small explosive devices in London

Police investigate three small explosive devices in London

Counter-terrorism police are investigating three small explosive devices at London Waterloo station, Heathrow and City Airport.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘People only care when white middle-class girls get stabbed'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: People only care 'when white middle-class girls get stabbed'

Julia: 'People pay attention when white middle-class girls get stabbed'

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has condemned the media coverage of the “horrific” killing of a 17-year-old girl, saying politicians and journalists only care about knife crime when it is “white middle-class girls” being stabbed.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Girl stabbed to death in London park

Girl stabbed to death in London park

Girl stabbed to death in London park

A 17-year-old girl was stabbed to death in an east London park on Friday night, Scotland Yard said. 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Sean Rigg: Met police cleared of misconduct over custody death

Sean Rigg: Met police cleared of misconduct over custody death

Sean Rigg: Met police cleared of misconduct over custody death

Five Metropolitan Police officers have been cleared of the death of a musician who died in Brixton police station, ten years after it happened.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Police chief brands knife attacks ‘national emergency’

Police Commissioner: knife attacks a ‘national emergency’

Police Commissioner: knife attacks a ‘national emergency’

A slew of stabbings across two major cities has been described as a "national emergency" by West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Father of Stephen Lawrence fears street violence 'worse now' than when his son died

Father of Stephen Lawrence fears street violence 'worse now' than when his son died

Father of Stephen Lawrence fears street violence 'worse now' than when son died

The father of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence fears that violence on Britain's streets is even worse than when his son was stabbed to death more than a quarter of a century ago.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Man who died in luxury hotel lobby after stabbing named by police

Stabbing victim who died in luxury hotel lobby named by police

Stabbing victim who died in luxury hotel lobby named by police

Police have named a man who died in the lobby of a luxury hotel after being stabbed in the street in central London.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Met Police Chief: Stephen Lawrence inquiry ‘defined my generation of policing’

Met Police Chief: Stephen Lawrence inquiry ‘defined my generation of policing’

Met Police Chief: Stephen Lawrence inquiry ‘defined my generation of policing’

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has said the public inquiry into the death of Stephen Lawrence “defined” her generation of policing, after the report branded the police force to be institutionally racist.

Police

Eleven arrested after fatal stabbing in central London

Eleven arrested after fatal stabbing in central London

Eleven people are being held on suspicion of murder after a fatal stabbing in central London.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Two demonstrators arrested after protest filled Home Office pool with ‘blood’ over deportation flights

Arrests after protesters fill Home Office pool with 'blood'

Arrests after protesters fill Home Office pool with 'blood'

Two people have been arrested after demonstrators filled a pool outside the Home Office with fake blood in protest of the government's deportation flights.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Police shoot man in south London as woman is 'held captive' in house

Police shoot man in south London as woman is 'held captive' in house

Scotland Yard have said a man was shot and wounded in south London as police responded to an incident

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Police remove 'offensive' job advert after backlash from frontline officers

Police remove 'offensive' job advert after backlash from frontline officers

Police remove 'offensive' job advert after backlash from frontline officers

The College of Policing has dropped a job advertisement for external candidates to become senior officers after it was criticised for its attitude of believe they were “intellectually superior” to frontline officers.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Military assisting after drone sighted at Heathrow Airport

Military assisting after drone sighted at Heathrow Airport

Military assisting after drone sighted at Heathrow Airport

The military has been called to Heathrow Airport, and the Metropolitan Police have launched a criminal investigation after a drone sighting halted flights

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Flights grounded at Heathrow airport over reports of drone sighting

Flights grounded at Heathrow airport over reports of drone sighting

Flights grounded at Heathrow airport over reports of drone sighting

Heathrow airport has halted departures on Tuesday afternoon after reports of a drone sighting.

Anna Soubry MP: Protesters who confronted me were an 'very unpleasant, criminal bunch'

Anna Soubry MP: Protesters who confronted me were an 'very unpleasant, criminal bunch'

Anna Soubry MP: Protesters who confronted me were 'unpleasant' and 'criminal'

Conservative MP Anna Soubry described the protesters that confronted her on Monday as “criminal” and “bully-boys”, after they followed her and called her a “Nazi”.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

London has had the highest number of homicides for a decade

London records the highest number of homicides for a decade

London records the highest number of homicides for a decade

The number of homicides in London so far in 2018 is the highest in a calendar year this decade.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Police put under 'strain' by threat of prosecution for driver who knocked criminal off moped

Police put under 'strain' by threat of prosecution for driver who knocked criminal off moped

Police put under 'strain' by threat of prosecution for moped-ramming driver

A former police officer said that the threat of charges for a policeman who knocked an offender off a moped in London would reduce moral in the Metropolitan Police

Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Police numbers in London could fall to lowest level since 2002, says Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan: Police numbers in London could fall to lowest level since 2002

Sadiq Khan: Police numbers in London could fall to lowest level since 2002

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said the number of police officers in the Capital could drop to their lowest levels since 2002, unless financial cuts are stopped.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Diane Abbott's attack of police moped tactics show she is 'detached from the real world', says founder of crime prevention charity

Diane Abbott's attack of police moped tactics show she is 'detached from the real world', says founder of crime prevention charity

Diane Abbott's attack on police is 'detached from real world', says ex-officer

Norman Brennan, Founder of Law & Order Foundation has said that Diane Abbott’s criticism of police tactics when dealing with moped crime shows she is “detached from the real world”.

Lawnmower

Man found guilty of murdering elderly woman with lawnmower cord in allotment dispute

Man found guilty of murdering elderly allotment secretary with lawnmower cord

A 42-year-old man has been found guilty of strangling an elderly woman with a lawnmower cord to avoid being thrown off his allotment.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid: Police knocking suspects off mopeds is 'exactly what we need'

Police knocking suspects off mopeds is 'exactly what we need', says Sajid Javid

The home secretary has backed a controversial new tactic which allows police to knock suspects off mopeds.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Police

Mental health support has fallen to the 'poor old police', says former detective

Mental health support has fallen to the 'poor old police', says former detective

A former Metropolitan Police officer has claimed the "poor old police" are taking on mental health support roles in the wake of cuts to mental health services.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Teen charged with murder as police appeal for witnesses to two more fatal stabbings

Teen charged with murder as police appeal for witnesses to two more fatal stabbings

Teen charged with murder as police appeal for witnesses to two more stabbings

A teenage boy has been charged with the murder of a 17-year-old, who was the third fatality in as many days in London

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

James Brokenshire urges people to stop sharing 'repugnant' Grenfell bonfire video

James Brokenshire urges people to stop sharing 'repugnant' Grenfell bonfire video

James Brokenshire: Stop sharing 'repugnant' Grenfell bonfire video

Housing secretary James Brokenshire has responded to a video circulating in which a group of people burn a model of Grenfell Tower

Friday, November 2, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

Armed police storm Sony Music building in London amid reports of man 'with machete'

Armed police storm Sony Music building in London amid reports of man 'with machete'

Armed police storm Sony Music building amid reports of man 'with machete'

Firearms officers are at the scene of an incident in central London amid reports a man with a machete has entered a building belonging to Sony Music.

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