Metropolitan Police

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.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Met police clothing line will ‘make a lot of money from tourists’, says PR expert

Met police clothing line will ‘make a lot of money from tourists’, says PR expert

Met police clothing line will ‘make a lot of money’, says PR expert

PR expert Mark Borkowski has said that people from the UK may laugh but “thousands of tourists” will buy the Metropolitan Police’s new merchandise range and “it is going to make them a lot of money”.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

UK could 'become a refuge for foreign criminals' after Brexit, says former police officer

UK could 'become a refuge for foreign criminals' after Brexit, says former police officer

UK could 'become a refuge for foreign criminals' after Brexit

Former police officer Chris Hobbs tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that 'chaos' at Britain's borders and a potential loss of access to a crime database could mean criminals slip into the country

Friday, October 19, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

‘The odds are if you stab someone in London, you’ll probably get away with it’, says former Met Police Officer

‘The odds are if you stab someone in London, you’ll probably get away with it’, says former Met Police Officer

'If you stab someone, you’ll probably get away with it’, says ex-police officer

Former Metropolitan Police Officer Chris Hobbs has said that “police are having to backfill for” cuts to other services and that because there are not enough officers “if you stab someone, the odds are in London you are probably going to get away with it”.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

One dead and two more injured in London stabbing and shooting incidents

One dead and two more injured in London stabbing and shooting incidents

One dead and two more injured in London stabbing and shooting incidents

A man was killed and another injured after a stabbing in Hainault, while another man was shot and injured in Hackney on Friday

Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Liam Gallagher interviewed by police over ‘altercation’ with girlfriend

Liam Gallagher interviewed by police over ‘altercation’ with girlfriend

Liam Gallagher interviewed by police over ‘altercation’ with girlfriend

Liam Gallagher has been interviewed under caution over an alleged altercation at a London nightspot.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Soup kitchen founder says falling victim to 'fraudulent' fundraiser was 'heartbreaking'

Soup kitchen founder says falling victim to 'fraudulent' fundraiser was 'heartbreaking'

Charity founder: Falling victim to 'fraudulent' fundraiser was 'heartbreaking'

Solomon Smith, founder of Brixton Soup Kitchen, alleges that Vertigo Child Solutions offered to fundraise for his charity, but that he never received the funds. Police are investigating allegations of fraud

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Croydon Cat Killer mutilations were a fox, says Scotland Yard

Croydon Cat Killer mutilations were a fox, says Scotland Yard

Croydon Cat Killer mutilations were a fox, says Scotland Yard

Detectives investigating the so-called Croydon Cat Killer believe they have found the culprit – a fox.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Saturday, September 1, 2018

'Make London Safe Again' protesters fly Sadiq Khan blimp over Parliament Square

'Make London Safe Again' protesters fly Sadiq Khan blimp over Parliament Square

'Make London Safe Again' protesters fly Sadiq Khan blimp over Parliament Square

A blimp in the likeness of Sadiq Khan wearing a yellow bikini flew over Parliament Square to protest against the Mayor's handling of crime in London

Friday, August 31, 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018

Police given more time to question teen arrested on suspicion of terrorism

Police given more time to question teen arrested on suspicion of terrorism

Police given more time to question teen arrested on suspicion of terrorism

A teenage boy was arrested on suspicion of terror offences after an 'unknown substance' was found at his house in West London

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Sadiq Khan responds to blimp protest: 'Yellow's not really my colour'

Sadiq Khan responds to blimp protest: 'If people want to look at me in a yellow bikini they’re welcome'

Sadiq Khan on blimp: 'If people want to look at me in a bikini they're welcome'

Sadiq Khan issues a statement in response to the blimp depicting him in a bikini

Teenage boy arrested on suspicion of terror offences

Teenage boy arrested on suspicion of terror offences

Teenage boy arrested on suspicion of terror offences

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in West London after an unknown substance was discovered at his house

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

More than 370 arrests and 30 police officers injured at Notting Hill Carnival over the Bank Holiday weekend

More than 370 arrests and 30 police officers injured at Notting Hill Carnival over the Bank Holiday weekend

More than 370 arrests and 30 police officers injured at Notting Hill Carnival

Police made more than 370 arrests at Notting Hill Carnival over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018

133 arrests made at Notting Hill Carnival drugs and weapons offences

133 arrests made at Notting Hill Carnival for drugs and weapons offences

133 arrests made at Notting Hill Carnival for drugs and weapons offences

The first day of Notting Hill Carnival on Sunday 26 August saw 133 arrests for various offences including drugs and possession of an offensive weapon

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Sadiq Khan and Cressida Dick say pedestrianisation of Parliament Square will be discussed

Sadiq Khan and Cressida Dick say pedestrianisation of Parliament Square will be discussed

Sadiq Khan and Cressida Dick say parliament pedestrianisation will be discussed

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick say pedestrianisation plans for Parliament Square will be discussed after yesterday's terror attack

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Teen jailed for corrosive substance attack after being identified on CCTV

Teen jailed for corrosive substance attack after being identified on CCTV

Teen jailed for corrosive substance attack after being identified on CCTV

Donell Wilkins, 18, was sentenced to six years in jail after spraying the substance at another teenager

Monday, June 11, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

One dead and another in 'serious condition' after two stabbings in London and Ipswich

One dead and another in 'serious condition' after two stabbings in London and Ipswich

One dead and another in hospital after two stabbings in London and Ipswich

Two more stabbings took place over the weekend, with the London incident bringing the total number of murders in the capital to 74 this year

Friday, June 1, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

Communities affected by gang violence 'don't trust police to help'

Communities affected by gang violence don't trust police to help, says former gang member

Communities affected by gang violence 'don't trust police to help'

Jermaine Lawlor is the founder of Voice for Youth Against Violence, an organisation that helps young people out of crime, and a former gang member himself.

The scene in Deptford after the knife attack yesterday. Image: Katharina Greve

Four men in hospital after a shooting and three stabbings in London

Four men in hospital after a shooting and three stabbings in London

A night of violence in London left four men in critical conditions after one was shot and three others stabbed. One arrest has been made

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Met Police to target people who post videos 'inciting gang violence'

Met Police to target people who post videos 'inciting gang violence'

Met Police to target people who post videos 'inciting gang violence'

The Metropolitan Police

Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018

18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts

18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts

Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command made the arrest in North London on Friday.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Scotland Yard's gangs database is 'racially discriminatory', says Amnesty International

Scotland Yard's gangs database is 'racially discriminatory', says Amnesty International

Scotland Yard's gangs database is 'racially discriminatory'

The human rights charity said the database, which holds information on people thought to be at risk of committing crime, disproportionately targets young black men

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Man shot dead outside Queensbury tube station in London

Man shot dead outside Queensbury tube station in London

Man shot dead outside Queensbury tube station in London

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man in his thirties died at the scene

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Kate and Gerry McCann said they were incredibly grateful for the continued investigation

Madeleine McCann investigation granted further funding

Madeleine McCann investigation granted further funding

Government funding for the investigation has to be agreed every six months

Friday, March 23, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

Police release CCTV of burglary where suspects were armed with hammers

Police release CCTV footage of burglary suspects armed with hammers

Police release CCTV footage of burglary suspects armed with hammers

Police are asking for anyone with information to come forward

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

John Worboys victim reveals 'horrendous' experience with police made her question her sanity

John Worboys victim reveals 'horrendous' experience with police made her question her sanity

John Worboys victim reveals 'horrendous' experience with police

The Metropolitan Police has lost a court case which was brought forward by two victims of rapist John Worboys

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Third sexual assault allegation made against actor Kevin Spacey

Third sexual assault allegation made against actor Kevin Spacey

Third sexual assault allegation made against actor Kevin Spacey

Police are already investigating two allegations against Kevin Spacey

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Scotland Yard launches review on sex crime investigations following collapse of rape cases

Scotland Yard launches review on sex crime investigations following collapse of rape cases

Scotland Yard launches review on sex crime investigations

Two rape cases have recently collapsed due to problems with disclosing evidence

Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Metropolitan Police continue search for vehicles involved in Tulse Hill hit-and-run

Tulse Hill: Metropolitan Police continue search for vehicles involved in four-car hit-and-run

Police continue search for vehicles involved in four-car hit-and-run

A 29-year-old woman died in south London after reportedly being struck by four vehicles

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Uber to be banned over 'safety and security' issues in York

Uber to be banned over 'safety and security' issues in York

Uber to be banned over 'safety and security' issues in York

The northern city follows London in its decision to not renew the company's operating license

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Harvey Weinstein: Scotland Yard investigating seven assault allegations against producer

Harvey Weinstein: Scotland Yard investigating seven assault allegations against producer

Harvey Weinstein: Scotland Yard investigating seven assault allegations

Claims of sexual assault against the producer are being investigated by police forces in Los Angeles and New York

Friday, October 27, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

60-year-old woman attacked during feminist and transgender brawl

60-year-old woman attacked during feminist and transgender brawl

60-year-old woman attacked during feminist and transgender brawl

Police are searching for three suspects who allegedly punched Maria MacLachlan's face and kicked her on the ground

Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Harvey Weinstein: Los Angeles Police Department investigating allegation of rape against producer

Harvey Weinstein: Los Angeles Police Department investigating allegation of rape against producer

LAPD investigating allegation of rape against Harvey Weinstein

The Los Angeles Police Department said it was looking into claims of the disgraced producer allegedly raping an actress in a hotel near Beverly Hills in 2013

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Footage shows man shooting firework onto London Bus

Footage shows man shooting firework onto London bus

Footage shows man shooting firework onto London bus

The firework can be seen ricocheting around the bus, prompting screams from passengers

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Police carried out a controlled explosion outside North Korea's London embassy after reports of unattended package

Police carried out a controlled explosion outside North Korea's London embassy after reports of unattended package

Police carried out a controlled explosion outside North Korea's London embassy

The police were called to the street where the embassy is located after receiving reports of an unattended package

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Police arrest woman at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terror offence

Police arrest woman at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terror offence

Police arrest woman at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terror offence

The 22-year-old had just arrived on a flight from Turkey

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Police use steel spikes and nets in attempt to prevent vehicle terrorist attacks

London police using mats with steel spikes to prevent new Barcelona or Westminster attack

London police using mats with steel spikes to prevent new Westminster attack

The road mats have been used for the first time at the Naval Association Parade in Whitehall

Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Man jailed for a year after being convicted for sharing terrorist material on social media

Camden man Medhi Bira jailed for a year for sharing terrorist material on social media

Camden man jailed for sharing terrorist material on social media

Mehdi Bira had been found guilty of two counts of dissemination of terrorist material

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Terrorism: 'Many outside London don't mix with communities and gather toxic views from others'

Terrorism: Muslim community leader reveals he was once part of embarrassing security breach

Terrorism: Muslim community leader reveals embarrassing security breach

Muslim campaigner Mohammed Khaliel says the way to defeat terrorism is through united communities

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Police facial recognition trial leads wrongful arrest at Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival: Police facial recognition trial leads to wrongful arrest

Police facial recognition trial leads wrongful arrest at Notting Hill Carnival

The police trial also led to 35 false matches leading some to question the reliability of the technology

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Notting Hill: Attacks on police officers branded a disgrace

Notting Hill: Attacks on police officers branded a disgrace

Police union boss brands Notting Hill Carnival attacks 'a disgrace'

Metropolitan Police Federation chairman Ken Marsh says it is not normal and not acceptable for police officers to be attacked

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Dozens arrested in early morning raids ahead of Notting Hill Carnival

Dozens arrested in early morning raids ahead of Notting Hill Carnival

Dozens arrested in early morning raids ahead of Notting Hill Carnival

Raids across Lewisham and the borough of Kensington and Chelsea saw more then 30 apprehended by Metropolitan Police

Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Increased police numbers to guard area around Grenfell Tower during Notting Hill Carnival

Increased police for Grenfell Tower during Notting Hill Carnival

Increased police for Grenfell Tower during Notting Hill Carnival

The work on the tower will stop for the bank holiday weekend because of 'practical difficulties' caused by the Notting Hill Carnival

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Police appeal for witnesses after woman endures bite attack in Kingston

Woman scarred for life after being put in headlock and bitten in south London

Woman scarred for life after being put in headlock and bitten in south London

The incident took place in the early hours of Sunday June 25, and left the victim with permanent scarring on her face

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

London police officer convicted of fraud

Reshat Kemal: London police officer who promised to invest victims' money convicted of fraud

London police officer who promised to invest victims' money convicted of fraud

PC Reshat Kemal pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation at Southwark Crown Court

Head of multi-million pound drug network sentenced to 17 years

Head of £60m drug network jailed for 17 years

Head of £60m drug network jailed for 17 years

The conviction of Klodjan Copja comes as a result of a two-year investigation by the Metropolitan Police

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Professor claims Putney Bridge jogger is 'pathological' in Good Morning Britain interview

Putney Bridge jogger who nearly killed pedestrian is 'pathological', says professor

Professor claims Putney Bridge jogger is 'pathological' in GMB interview

Birmingham City University's Professor Craig Jackson told the ITV programme he had 'played chicken' with the woman he'd 'pushed' into the path of an oncoming bus

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