Tag Archives: Metropolitan Police

More police cuts on the way as borough commands merge

Another raft of police reorganisation has been announced and, like all such re-organisations, the change is not to make the service better, just cheaper. For once, there seems to be cross-party unanimity over the proposals, as no party appears to … Continue reading

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Former Met officer accuses PM of having ‘blood on her hands’

This is a television news interview you’re unlikely to see re-run in full on any major news channel any time soon. After four young men were killed on New Year’s Eve in our city, Sky News conducted this interview with … Continue reading

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‘Enough is enough’ on knife crime says Borough Commander

Croydon’s police Borough Commander, Jeff Boothe, has called on the borough’s residents to say “Enough is enough” on knife crime. Chief Superintendent Boothe, in an exclusive interview with Inside Croydon, says that knife crime offences in the borough over the … Continue reading

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Police complaints meant Uber could not get an easy ride

CROYDON COMMENTARY: London taxis have been highly regulated, to protect passengers and other road-users, for centuries. Then Uber came along. CHRISTIAN WOLMAR says that concerns from the Met left TfL with little choice The non-renewal of Uber’s licence is the … Continue reading

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Teenager arrested in Thornton Heath over Tube bucket bomb

Police have begun a detailed search in what is described as a halfway house on St Paul’s Road, Thornton Heath, in connection with last week’s terrorist bucket bomb on a Tube train at Parsons Green, and follows the arrest at … Continue reading

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Station closures reducing time Coulsdon police spend on patrol

The police in Coulsdon are having to pack up and stop working before 8pm each night – at least in part because it takes them so long to get back to their nearest police station to finalise their paperwork. That’s … Continue reading

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Newman attacks O’Connell over his Tory cuts to police

Monday night’s council cabinet meeting was the last before the summer break, and it produced a much-needed outbreak of political passion and rhetoric. Political editor WALTER CRONXITE trawled through the webcast so that you don’t have to Tony Newman, the … Continue reading

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