10 February 2012

Boris and Met crack down on gangs

In an unprecedented strike against gang violence, Boris Johnson announced a new task force on Wednesday specifically dedicated to eradicating gang violence across London. The 1,000 strong London Gangs Task Force will monitor gang activity and work throughout London boroughs.

Officers got straight to work at dawn Wednesday morning. In their first day of activity, more than 300 raids took place. They made more than 200 arrests and executed over 150 arrest warrants. Officers seized items including 1kg of heroin, cocaine, firearms and £34,000 in cash amongst other contraband.

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Categories: crime, Fighting London's corner, London | Tags: Crime, Gangs task force, The met

24 January 2012

Boris cutting crime with more police on the streets

Boris Johnson today said that one of his proudest achievements as Mayor of London has been cutting crime by more than 10% and increasing police numbers on local streets.

Speaking on LBC’s Nick Ferrari Breakfast Show this morning, Mayor Johnson said: “Crime figures are down compared with Ken Livingstone and we’ve had to do it in the teeth of a recession. Crime has come down more than 10% overall. Murder is down almost 25% since I’ve become Mayor. I’m very proud of that. That’s because of more police.”

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Categories: crime, London | Tags: Crime down, Lbc, Nick ferarri, Police numbers, The met

20 October 2011

Crackdown on criminal drivers

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe and Mayor of London Boris Johnson launched a major crime busting operation with officers around the capital cracking down on uninsured drivers.

Operation Reclaim will see a series of co-ordinated actions across London with 1,000 MPS officers disrupting criminal activity by targeting uninsured drivers and seizing hundreds of vehicles in the capital.

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Categories: crime, London | Tags: Hogan-howe, Operation reclaim, The met