Cressida Dick

Teach five-year-olds about dangers of knife crime, says police chief

Met’s head of knife crime says children can be exposed to violence on social media<p>Children as young as five should be taught about the dangers of knife crime, a police chief has said, as new figures revealed the death toll among under-25s in London had doubled year-on-year.<p>DCS Sean Yates, Scotland …

Amber Rudd

ES Views: Stop-and-search on its own will not end knife crime

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Justine Greening

Sadiq Khan to 'significantly increase' stop and search in London

There will be a “significant increase” in targeted stop and searches by police in London as part of efforts to combat rising violent crime, Sadiq …

Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan reveals police will 'significantly' increase stop and search to tackle soaring knife crime

Sadiq Khan today revealed that police will “significantly” increase the use of stop and search to tackle soaring knife crime on London’s streets.<p>The …

Sadiq Khan

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

London stabbings: Murdered 17-year-old boy 'had knife and acted aggressively towards attacker'

A 16-year-old boy who stabbed another teenager to death on New Year’s Eve may not be charged with murder because he "acted in self-defence", police …

Crime

As Mayor, I promise to rise to the challenge of tackling knife crime

The high of New Year’s Eve — with its incredible fireworks and celebrations — came crashing down on receiving the news that four young Londoners had …

London

Surprise! The UK Replaced its Gun Violence Problem. With a Knife Violence Problem...

U.K. peeps said bye-bye to their hand-cannons a long time ago. Gun bans were going to make crime a thing of the past and Miss America’s dreams of …

Guns

Why the mighty Paddington 2 deserves to win all the BAFTAs

The film has scored three nominations - and some of the internet doesn't understand why<p>I experienced a fair few moments of sheer joy in 2017. Most …

Darkest Hour

UK counter-terrorism police chief to step down

The most senior figure in the UK police’s efforts to combat terrorism, Mark Rowley, is to step down, in a move that risks complicating the struggle …

Terrorism

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley announces retirement from the Met

<b>Mark Rowley,</b> <b>the Met's Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations and national lead for Counter Terrorism Policing, has announced his intention</b> …

London

Knife crime needs public health strategy, says London police chief

Metropolitan police commissioner Cressida Dick backs calls for revamped approach to cutting death toll<p>The head of Scotland Yard has thrown her weight behind the idea that knife crime requires a public health approach, a move that will put pressure on the government to change its strategy.<p>Cressida …

Scotland Yard

Met Police Request Extra £38 Million To Cover Cost Of Grenfell Tower Fire Investigation

The size of the Grenfell probe has been described as 'unprecedented'.<p>Scotland Yard has requested £38 million from the government to help cover the …

Corruption

You have a choice: CBB’s Ann Widdecombe on gender inequality in acting

Ann Widdecombe has said that actresses have a “choice” about whether or not they engage in sexual activities in exchange for roles.

Ann Widdecombe

Knife crime campaigner slams police's 'token gestures' in tackling record year of fatal stabbings

London's death toll from stabbings in 2017 hit 80.<p>Fatal stabbings in the UK have reached epidemic proportions and police are not doing enough to …

Sadiq Khan

London stabbings: 80 people stabbed to death in capital in 2017 after four killed in 'senseless' New Year knife attacks

Six men and boys have been arrested over murders that took four young lives as the UK celebrated New Year's Eve, pushing the number of people stabbed …

Crime

New Year's Eve murders: four young men stabbed to death in London

Four young men were stabbed to death in London between New Year's Eve and the morning of New Year's Day.<p>Detectives are investigating the four unrelated murders, and a fifth stabbing which occurred that day but did not result in a fatality, but the victim is in critical condition in hospital.<p>The …

Crime

Four young men killed in London new year stabbings

Men aged 17 to 20 die after separate knife attacks in 15-hour period in locations around capital<p>Four young men have been stabbed to death in unrelated attacks in the space of 15 hours in London, Scotland Yard said.<p>The killings – three on New Year’s Eve and a fourth in the early hours of New Year’s …

Race & Ethnicity

Four killed in 'senseless' unrelated New Year's Eve stabbings across London

Four people have been killed in a spate of unrelated stabbings across London on New Year’s Eve.<br>Police are appealing for information after a …

Crime

Fewer police to patrol London over New Year’s Eve despite rise in terror attacks this year

There will be fewer police in London for the New Year’s Eve celebrations, despite four serious terror attacks in the capital this year.<p>But a larger …

Policing

New Year Honours: Officer who witnessed Westminster attack among police recognised

A senior police officer who witnessed the Westminster terror attack is among those recognised for their service in the New Year Honours.<p>Craig Mackey, …

Khalid Masood

Duchess of Cambridge carried out less 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 …

Royal Family

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

New Year stabbings leave four dead as London battles ‘scourge’ of knife violence

Four young men were stabbed to death at the turn of the year in London bringing the total number of fatal knife attacks in the capital to 80 in 2017 …

News (China)

Mayor delivers on neighbourhood policing pledge

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has successfully delivered on his promise to put the capital’s communities at the heart of his policing strategy, …

London

Metropolitan Police chief says extra funding would help 'stretched' force combat violent crime

Britain’s most senior police officer has said extra resources could be used to fight violent crime amid a dispute with the Government over …

Amber Rudd

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 programme

<b>Prince Harry, the fifth in line to the throne, is the guest editor for BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Wednesday.</b><p>The prince has interviewed former US President Barack Obama and his father, the Prince of Wales, for the programme.<p>The programme is focusing on issues such as the armed forces, mental …

Royal Family

‘Stretched’ police would use extra funds to tackle knife crime, says Met chief

Cressida Dick says police would plough any additional resources into combating violence on London’s streets<p>More resources would be put into combating knife crime if extra funds were available, the Metropolitan police commissioner has said.<p>Cressida Dick said she understood all public services were …

Law (UK)

Snow fun and a royal radio show: Wednesday's best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including giant polar bears and high-speed trains

Photography