Metropolitan Police

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Met Police arrest 17 in human trafficking raids

Met Police arrest 17 in human trafficking raids

The force said it recovered 29 potential human trafficking victims in searches of London addresses that led to 17 arrests this morning.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Police appeal one year after burglary led to death of war veteran

Police appeal one year after burglary led to death of war veteran

The Met Police have issued a fresh appeal for information to mark one year since a 98-year-old veteran died after a "violent" burglary.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Extinction Rebellion: £37m spent policing our protests 'a bargain'

Extinction Rebellion: £37m spent policing our protests 'a bargain'

The climate change group said the £37 million Scotland Yard have spent policing their protests this year was a "bargain".

Two-week Extinction Rebellion protests cost police £21 million

Two-week Extinction Rebellion protests cost police £21 million

Policing a climate change protest - which began on October 7 - cost Scotland Yard £21 million, a bill set to rise by several million pounds.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Green Party MEP arrested at climate protest was 'defending rights'

Green Party MEP arrested at climate protest was 'defending rights'

Ellie Chowns was arrested for attending Extinction Rebellion protests after police imposed a ban on action across London.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Sadiq Khan ‘devastated’ by two teenage knife deaths within hours

Sadiq Khan ‘devastated’ by two teenage knife deaths within hours

The Metropolitan police dealt with two separate knife crime incidents that left a 15 and 18-year-old dead within five hours of each other.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Police seize '80 tonnes' of Extinction Rebellion equipment

Police seize '80 tonnes' of Extinction Rebellion equipment

DAC Laurence Taylor tells talkRADIO the Extinction Rebellion protest activity is now "unlawful" as the number of arrests surpasses 500.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

Priti Patel demands review after report into Carl Beech case

Priti Patel demands review after report into Carl Beech case

The Home Secretary has requested another review into the Metropolitan Police's investigation into false Westminster paedophile claims.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Met Police and Facebook unite to fight live streaming of terrorism

Met Police and Facebook unite to fight live streaming of terrorism

The Metropolitan Police is working with Facebook to improve the site's ability to detect and remove videos of terrorist attacks.

Police appeal after officer assaulted at Tommy Robinson rally

Police appeal after officer assaulted at Tommy Robinson rally

The Metropolitan Police have release images of a man they wish to speak to after an assault on a police officer at a Tommy Robinson protest.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Police officer jailed for downloading porn on grieving father’s TV

Police officer jailed for downloading porn on grieving father’s TV

PC Maharaj used a grieving father's TV account to download adult videos while guarding the body of a 14-year-old boy found hanged.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

Police officer attacked with machete named as PC Stuart Outten

Police officer attacked with machete named as PC Stuart Outten

The family of 28-year-old PC Outten said they are "incredibly proud" of the bravery he showed after he was stabbed with a machete.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

‘Catastrophic’ failures in counter terrorism intelligence

'Catastrophic’ failures in counter terrorism intelligence

Former Met Police Chief Superintendent Dal Babu said police play a 'very small part in terrorism'

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Police medic attacked at Tommy Robinson protest

Police medic attacked at Tommy Robinson protest

The Metropolitan Police are looking to speak to two men in connection with an assault on a police medic during a Tommy Robinson protest.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Four injured in south London gas explosion

Four injured in south London gas explosion

Authorities are investigating the scene in Garratt Lane, Wandsworth where four people were injured in a suspected gas explosion.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Police acted 'unlawfully' in Carl Beech case, says former judge

Police acted 'unlawfully' in Carl Beech case, says former judge

An ex-High Court judge said he believes police officers acted "unlawfully" to obtain search warrants for the homes of alleged abusers.

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.

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