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Page 6 | 09 - 22 May

Page 6 | 09 - 22 May 2018 CITYMATTERS.LONDON News Matters KHAN BLASTS ‘FAILURE OF MINISTERS’ AFTER LONDON SHOOTING HORROR ‘Appalling tide’ must be turned THE Mayor of London launched a scathing attack on government ministers as fingers were pointed in the wake of the Bank Holiday weekend shootings. Sadiq Kahn accused Theresa May’s cabinet of failing to protect the public, citing budget cuts to the Metropolitan Police as a defining factor in the rising levels of gun and knife-associated violence in the Capital. “Overstretched and under-resourced” is how Mr Khan described the force as he urged under-resourced: Met Police’s Cressida Dick Artizan Street Library 1 Artizan St, E1 7AF Barbican Library Level 2, Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8DS Bishopsgate Institute Library 230 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4QH City of London Information Centre St. Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M 8BX Coppa Club 4 St. Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M 8AY East India Arms 67 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 4BR El Vino Wine Merchant 6 Martin Lane, Cannon St, EC4R 0DP Fuller’s - The Counting House 50 Cornhill, EC3V 3PD Fuller’s - The Old Bank of England 194 Fleet St, EC4A 2LT Jeeves Dry Cleaners 131 Fleet St, EC4A 2BH J Rogers & Sons - Shoe Repair 28 Liverpool St, EC2M 7PD Guildhall Library Aldermanbury, EC2V 7HH Leadenhall Market Gracechurch St, EC3V 1LT Merchant House 13 Well Court, EC4M 9DN 8 Bride Court, EC4Y 8DU Nincom Soup Old Street Station, EC1Y 1BE You’ll be able to pick up your copy every fortnight from one of the above collection points. government to review its policy and ensure Met commissioner Cressida Dick is fully equipped to ensure safety. “Keeping Londoners safe is my top priority – I remain in constant contact with the Metropolitan Police and am reassured that they are doing everything they can to bring those responsible to justice and to keep us all safe. “However, the police service in London, like the rest of the country, is overstretched and under-resourced. “Violent crime has been rising across the country since 2014 and the government is failing in their basic duty to keep people safe – imposing cuts of £1billion on the Met Police which risk sending police numbers to historically low levels.” Killings Mr Khan said his “heart goes out” to the victims of the chilling weekend chaos, and vowed to “work ceaselessly” to rid London of the “appalling tide of violent killings”. “The Home Office’s own evidence shows you cannot keep cutting without consequences, and violent crime devastates communities and ruins lives,” he added. “As Mayor I’m doing all I can to compensate for the failure of ministers.” City Hall is pledging a further £110million to the Met in a bid to boost the number of officers out on the streets, while a £45m cash pot has been made available to finance programmes tackling the causes of violent crime, as well as projects designed to steer people away from www.citymatters.london Pod Good Food 75 King William St, EC4N 7BE Protestant Truth Society Inc - Book Shop 184 Fleet St, EC4A 2HJ Rome Coffee Cart 3 Fleet Place, EC4M 7RD Scott’s Shoe Repair & Dry Cleaners City Thameslink Holborn Concourse, EC4M 7RA 65 Ludgate Hill, EC4M 7JH Old Street Station, EC1Y 1BE Shoe Lane Library Little Hill House, Little New St, EC4A 3JR Spitalfields Market E1 Brushfield St, Spitalfields, E1 6AA Sweetings Restaurant 39 Queen Victoria St, EC4N 4SF Temple Brew House 46 Essex St, WC2R 3JF The Franklin Building 124 Goswell Road, EC1V 7DP The M Bar 48-51 Leadenhall Market, EC3V 1LT The Natural Kitchen 15-17 New St Square, Fetter Lane, EC4A 3AP 176 Aldersgate St, EC1A 4HR The New Black 10 Philpot Lane, EC3M 8AA The Rising Sun 38 Cloth Fair, EC1A 7JQ Waterstones 1-3 Whittington Ave, EC3V 1PJ Ye Old Cheshire Cheese 145 Fleet St, EC4A 2BU verbal attack: Sadiq Khan (left) has gone on the offensive after four people were shot in the Capital Innovation in our policing needed now more than ever WELCOME to the first edition of a new regular column from the City of London Police, bringing updates and insight into the latest policing news from the dedicated force for the Square Mile. You may be aware that City of London Police is the national lead force for fraud, home to Action Fraud, and responsible for investigating some of the country’s most complex cases. We also play a key role in warning businesses about how to protect themselves from cyber attacks. But we are also a busy London police force and what the past 12 months has shown is that we work seamlessly with the Metropolitan Police and British Transport Police to protect the Capital – not only in relation to terrorism, but also for other crime types. Admirably For example, we work with the Met on an operation to tackle moped-enabled crime and associated phone snatches, as well as violent and gang-related knife crime across London. Everyone within the City of London Police continues to respond admirably to the challenges ahead, ensuring we continue to deliver an excellent policing service for everyone in the City. Last week we launched Cyber Griffin, an exciting new threat-briefing service helping City businesses become more secure against cyber crime. As cyber crime increases and more online culture of violence: four gun-related incidents were reported on a chilling weekend antisocial and damaging behaviour. “I refuse to accept that nothing can be done to stem the appalling tide of violent killings we are seeing on our streets and, together with the police, community groups, victims and their families and Londoners, will continue to work ceaselessly to tackle violent crime, ” said Mr Khan. POLICE MATTERS: Commissioner Ian Dyson QPM of the City of London Police introduces the first in a series of regular guest columns from the men and women behind the Square Mile’s force attacks are launched on UK businesses than ever before, our cyber crime unit felt a communitybased approach to tackling the problem was needed. The initiative is targeted at businesses within the City, from those with very little knowledge of cyber-enabled crime threats, all the way up to individuals who hold IT security and risk roles. As criminals working in the cyberspace become more sophisticated, it’s important we all have at least basic skills to combat those that seek to do us harm. Fascinating Here at the City of London Police, we have a history of trying new things – we were the first force to introduce automatic number plate recognition in the UK in the 1990s, and innovative police tactic Project Servator was first tested in the Square Mile. In that spirit, we’ve now launched a podcast, Off the Cuff – a series of radio-style interviews with City officers to shed some light on what goes on behind the scenes at a busy, modern police force. Our latest episode features an in-depth interview with myself, discussing what it means to me to be police commissioner for a place as unique and fascinating as the City of London. Visit our website cityoflondon.police.uk for more about Cyber Griffin, Off the Cuff, and the City of London Police.

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