Cressida Dick

Counter-terror chiefs liken media coverage of atrocities to propaganda

Counter-terror chiefs have warned Britain’s media to tone down their reporting of terrorist atrocities amidst fears that they could be spreading …

Propaganda

Locking up ‘teenage thugs’ is a sign of failure

Cressida Dick has called for harsher sentences for young criminals. As an ex-prisoner, I believe jail should be the last resort for the young<p>“Time to lock up teen thugs.” That’s how one newspaper summed up the views of the Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, after she called for …

Opinion

Rein in Isis and terrorism coverage, police chiefs tell media

Mark Rowley tells police and media relations conference fine balance is needed as terrorists use events to ‘radicalise and influence’<p>Britain’s top counterterrorism officers have urged the media to rein back on coverage about Islamic State and terrorist attacks due to concerns that it helps to …

Mark Rowley

Police launch new #GiveUpYourGun campaign calling for Londoners to hand in firearms 'to prevent them from falling into criminal hands'

Scotland Yard launched a new campaign today urging people to give up their guns to keep them out of the hands of criminals.<p>Officers have urged …

Guns

Police officers should not treat journalists like criminals, Met Police commissioner says

Police officers should be more open and transparent with journalists and should not treat them like criminals, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has said.<p>Cressida Dick, who took over at Scotland Yard in April, said she wanted to “reset the relationship” between her officers and the media, …

Policing

Met Police Commissioner accused of calling for 'more black boys to be locked up' to combat knife crime epidemic

Cressida Dick has been accused of calling for “more black boys” to be locked up after suggesting that harsher jail terms should use to deter …

Justice

Police cutbacks threaten national security, warns counter-terrorism head

Neil Basu, senior national counter-terrorism coordinator, says funding cuts for local policing will harm intelligence efforts<p>National security is being endangered by cuts to local policing, which amount to a potential disaster in the fight to stop Islamist and neo-Nazi attacks, according to one of …

Terrorism

News Daily: Brexit date and Seagal harassment claim

<b>Hello. Here's your morning briefing:</b><p>Time and date set for Brexit<p>Make a note in the diary: 23:00 GMT on Friday 29 March 2019. That's the exact point at which the government says the UK will leave the European Union. It's including the detail in the EU Withdrawal Bill, which MPs will scrutinise next …

Steven Seagal

Newspaper headlines: Kevin Spacey 'wiped' and a Brexit breakthrough?

Prime Minister Theresa May is to "kickstart Brexit talks with a divorce bill offer," according to the i. It says some Brexiteers now accept the UK must pay a bigger EU settlement in order to end deadlock with Brussels.<p>UK and European business leaders have told Mrs May to speed up Brexit …

Brexit

Some police forces failing to respond to theft, assault and violent crimes, watchdog finds

Some police forces are failing to respond to "low priority crimes" - including theft, assault and violence, a report from Her Majesty's Inspectorate has found.<p>In its third annual review of how forces manage their resources, the police watchdog, found that not all crime victims were receiving the …

Amber Rudd

Are motorcycle crime figures levelling out?

The Metropolitan Police have reportedly stemmed the number of scooter-related crimes in London. Following what rapidly become an epidemic in the …

Crime

Police failing to respond to some crimes because of 'significant stress' caused by budget cuts, report warns

Police forces are failing to respond to low-priority crimes because of “significant stress” caused by continued budget cuts amid a huge rise in …

Amber Rudd

Met chief warns police cuts will make it harder to tackle violent crime

Cressida Dick tells MPs losing up to 3,000 officers amid savings drive may also hamper efforts to prevent extremism<p>Losing up to 3,000 police officers in London would make it harder to “bear down” on the rise in violent crime and to prevent extremism, the Metropolitan police commissioner has told …

Amber Rudd

More money needed to stop rise in violent crime, says Met commissioner

The country's most senior police officer has warned it will be difficult to reduce the recent rise in violent crime without more funding.<p>Met police …

Justice

Duke of Cambridge praises family liaison officers in Grenfell Tower work

The Duke of Cambridge has praised the work of family liaison officers working with families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.<p>The Duke of Cambridge …

Royal Family

Catford police station to close next month and Deptford station's front counter to shut

Catford police station will close next month and the building will be sold off in the latest round of Met Police cuts.<p>The station will shut in …

Policing

These are all the police stations that are set to close in London

Sadiq Khan has confirmed that more than half of London's 73 remaining police front counters are to close.

London

Amber Rudd lambasts police chiefs over extra funding demands

Home secretary says police forces are sitting on £1.6bn reserves and shouldn’t be asking for more money from government<p>The home secretary, Amber Rudd, has chastised police chiefs for demanding hundreds of millions of pounds more in funding.<p>Rudd said police forces, which say they need more resources …

Amber Rudd

Cut crime instead of demanding money, Home Secretary tells police

The Home Secretary has told police leaders to focus on cutting crime instead of lobbying the Government for more money.<p>Amber Rudd said decisions …

Amber Rudd

'My kids don't see this side of me'

A drug dealing father is challenged on why he chooses to carry a gun on the streets.<p>Gun crime was up 27% in England and Wales in the past year. In London, it has increased by 42%.<p>The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick, says tackling violence is her "priority".<p>Ed Thomas</i> …

Just ONE 24-hour police station to stay open in every London borough, Mayor announces

New plan sees 37 police stations facing imminent closure

London

Half of London police station counters to close to save £8m

<b>More than half of London's police front counters will close as part of plans to save £8m, Sadiq Khan has confirmed.</b><p>Thirty-eight of the 73 police stations with front desks will shut with nearly all boroughs left with only one counter that will open 24 hours a day.<p>The mayor said the move would …

Sadiq Khan

Police adopt new tactics to tackle moped thieves after rise in violent crime

Scotland Yard Commissioner Cressida Dick said: "We haven't reduced pursuits. There are a lot of myths around this. People think if they take off …

UK News

London police now using off-road bikes and stingers to combat moped thief scourge

London police have been forced to employ new measures as part of a crackdown on rampant moped thief gangs.<p>Off-road bikes, DNA sprays and mobile …

Australian News

On a knife edge: The rise of violence on London's streets

<b>Delivery rider Abla's life changed in an instant in July on his way through Tottenham, north London.</b><p>After stopping at traffic lights, his moped was surrounded by five other motorbikes, two riding on the road, three on the pavement.<p>With the lights on red, he was pushed off his scooter while being …

British police widen probe in to Harvey Weinstein rape claims

British police have expanded their probe of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who now faces sexual assault allegations from a total of seven …

Crime

Vehicle attacks on the rise around the globe

This afternoon's deadly van attack in lower Manhattan is the latest in a growing number of vehicle-based terrorist attacks around the globe.<p>For more …

Terrorism

Met police chief warns further cuts will make it harder to fight crime

Cressida Dick says it will be ‘incredibly demanding’ for force to find £400m in extra savings on top of £600m already cut<p>The Metropolitan police commissioner has said it is “incredible to think” that the force she runs is being asked to save hundreds of millions of pounds more and warned it would …

Knife crimes being prosecuted less despite rise in offences, new figures show

Knife crimes are rising across the country – but police forces are prosecuting fewer cases, according to new data.<p>Freedom of Information responses …

Crime

Brexit: MP demands Met Police investigate Breitbart 'donations' to Ukip in run up to EU referendum

The police have been drawn into claims of illegitimate foreign donations to Ukip linked to the pro-Donald Trump Breitbart website, in the run up to …

Brexit