Cressida Dick

London Police Head Happy to Use Face Scanners That Have Led to Zero Arrests

Cressida Dick described the system as merely a "tool."<p>The head of London’s police force supports continued use of automated facial recognition on …

Innovation

Ex-gang member on why people carry out stabbings

BBC Newsnight has uncovered some of the violent imagery being shared online among young people in London.<p>There have been more than 50 killings in the capital this year. Last month, the head of the Metropolitan Police,<p>Cressida Dick, said social media platforms "rev people up" and make street …

Extremism

Three teenage boys charged over stabbing of 13-year-old boy in east London

<b>Three teenage boys have been charged over the stabbing of a 13-year-old boy in east London.</b><p>The boy was allegedly stabbed in Gainsborough Avenue, …

East London

Ex-gang member warns more attacks in London could be coming

An ex-gang member has warned that more attacks in London could be coming because youngsters believe carrying a weapon is glamorous.<p>The unidentified …

Extremism

More Police on London Streets as Murder Spike Worries Locals

LONDON (AP) — British police say they are deploying 300 more officers on the streets of London this weekend to confront a spike in stabbing and …

Conservative View

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The rise in violent crime is a national scandal, and the consequences of a failure to reverse this worrying trend are too appalling to contemplate. Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police commissioner, has denied that the police have lost control of the streets, but the spate of stabbings and …

Amber Rudd

Mayor unites London politicians in fight to tackle violent crime

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is inviting the Home Secretary, London MPs, Council leaders and Assembly Members from across London to a City Hall …

London

There will be 300 extra police officers and more stop and searches in London this weekend

The Met Police will deploy an extra 300 officers on London’s streets this weekend and increase stop and searches to combat the rising knife violence …

How burglary, violent crime and shoplifting all rose under Alison Saunders' leadership as police pursued historical sex offences and journalists

There has been a rise in violent crime across the UK since Alison Saunders became Director of Public Prosecutions, figures show as critics branded her term in office "disastrous" following the collapse of a series of rape trials.<p>As <i>The Telegraph</i> revealed today, Ms Saunders will not be reappointed …

Human Geography

Scotland Yard will no longer automatically believe rape complainants

<b>Scotland Yard will no longer ‘automatically believe’ rape victims after a series of botched investigations.</b><p>Met Commissioner Cressida Dick has told …

Crime

Metropolitan Police ditches practice of believing all victims

Sex Crimes

Social Media Partly To Blame For Knife Crime Rise, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Says

Online threats make it 'harder to cool down'.<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>Cressida Dick<p>Britain’s most senior police officer has blamed social media for the …

Social Media

Web giants ‘drive violence’

Crime

Met chief says social media is behind soaring rate of knife crime

Cressida Dick says trivial disputes can escalate when rivals goad one another online<p>Britain’s most senior police officer has blamed social media for the soaring rate of knife crime in the UK, particularly among children.<p>After 13 Londoners were killed in two weeks this month, Met police commissioner …

Social Media

Calls for Scotland Yard to probe whether UK gave aid to 'jailed Palestinian terrorists'

A complaint made directly to the head of the Metropolitan Police Cressida Dick claims international aid handed to the Palestinian Authority has been …

Palestinian Authority

Bobbies could be taken off beat to help with crisis in rape cases, Met suggests

Police officers could be moved from frontline duties in order to tackle the growing crisis associated with disclosure in rape cases, the Met Commissioner has suggested.<p>Scotland Yard is currently reviewing 600 sex assault cases amid fears that scores of investigations could have been tainted by a …

Sociology

Britain’s most senior anti-terror police officer to retire after 31 years service

Britain’s most senior anti-terror police officer who led investigations into last year’s deadly attacks has announced he is to retire from the Metropolitan Police after 31 years.<p>Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, will leave policing in March. He applied to be Met Commissioner last year, but lost …

Terrorism

Duchess of Cambridge carried out fewer official engagements than any other royal

A hardworking royal has put the rest of her family to shame when it comes to attending official engagements in 2017.<p>Princess Anne outworked her …

Prince Charles

Fewer officers to patrol capital's New Year's Eve celebrations

Fewer police officers will patrol London’s New Year’s Eve celebrations despite four major terrorist attacks in the capital in 2017.<p>Scotland Yard will instead deploy a record number of armed officers in the city centre in response to the way Isil-inspired terrorists have attempted so-called …

Terrorism

Knife crime is a 'significant issue' for London, Met boss says

The menace of knife crime caused by London street gangs is a “significant issue” that needs more money to tackle it, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner has said.<p>Cressida Dick was questioned about the problem after Prince Harry raised the issue while guest editing the BBC’s Today programme.<p>The …

Crime

Prince Harry edits Radio 4's Today: Obama and Charles interviewed

<b>Prince Harry says he will go on using his position to "shine a spotlight" on issues close to his heart.</b><p>He was speaking as he guest edited BBC Radio 4's Today programme, which focused on the armed forces, mental health, youth crime and climate change.<p>He interviewed former US president Barack Obama …

Prince Harry

'Putney pusher' case unlikely to be solved, say former detectives

The “Putney pusher” case in which a jogger apparently pushed a woman into the path of an oncoming bus is unlikely to be solved, former senior detectives have said.<p>The bizarre incident, which was captured on CCTV, caused astonishment and horror when the footage was released.<p>The woman, 33, was …

Crime

Damian Green was sacked because he 'lied', Jeremy Hunt says as he attacks police over porn leaks

Damian Green was sacked by Theresa May because he “lied”, Jeremy Hunt has said as he accused police officers who leaked details of a raid on the former First Secretary of State’s parliamentary office of actions that “don’t sit comfortably in a democracy”.<p>The Prime Minister called on Mr Green, a …

Damian Green

Newspaper headlines: Green's sacking 'personal blow' for PM

<b>Damian Green's departure dominates the front pages as the first secretary of state is sacked for making "inaccurate statements" relating to pornographic material found on his parliamentary computer.</b><p>Many papers focus on where this leaves the prime minister with the Daily Mirror saying it's a …

Damian Green

Brent PCs critically hurt after being hit by Maserati

<b>Two police officers were critically injured after they were hit by a Maserati while walking back to their vehicle in north-west London.</b><p>The two PCs were returning to their marked car on the A406 North Circular Road in Brent Park, Neasden, at about 03:40 GMT when they were struck.<p>The male driver of …

North West London

Mourners gather for Grenfell fire memorial six months after tragedy

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Family, friends and survivors on Thursday joined others remembering the victims of the Grenfell fire at a memorial service at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.<p>Seventy-one people were killed when a blaze engulfed a residential tower block in North Kensington, west London, on June 14.<p>The …

Prince Harry

'Terror chat group' was given Prince George's school address, court told

He allegedly set up the channel on the app Telegram to help would-be attackers with guides, tips, and suggested targets - including a list of UK …

Tracee Ellis Ross

Manchester attack: MI5 may have been able to stop arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi, inquiry finds

Security services dismissed two pieces of intelligence that could have helped them prevent the Manchester attack, a major report has found.<p>David …

Terrorism

Manchester concert attack could have been stopped, review suggests

LONDON — The deadly suicide bombing at Manchester Arena might have been prevented if information had been handled differently, an independent review …

World News

Two men charged as alleged plot to kill UK Prime Minister Theresa May revealed

An alleged plot to assassinate British Prime Minister Theresa May has been foiled by MI5, UK media reports.<p>Two men have been arrested as it was …

Extremism