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Emergency response performances plummet under Mayor’s Pathfinders trial

Five trial boroughs are now worst performing in London Barking and Dagenham performance drops almost 30 per cent Pathfinders merger scheme started in April and could be rolled out across London   Police emergency response times have dramatically worsened in five boroughs merged under a trial conducted by the Mayor of London, latest figures show. Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Camden and Islington are now…

Police station closures increase journey times 400%

West London: Journeys to police stations could increase 400 per cent after closures, research shows Residents of Hammersmith, Kensington and Westminster face long walks under proposed closures Some journey times increase by 400% Fears over impact on vulnerable and less mobile Residents in areas of west London could see a 400 per cent increase in the distance to their nearest police station under closures proposed…

Mayor ditches police numbers target weeks after raising council tax

– Removes £38million from Met’s police officer staffing budget Responding to the Mayor’s decision to cut £38million from the Met’s recruitment budget, London Assembly member Gareth Bacon said: “Even for a Mayor who has rowed back on almost all of his major pre-election pledges, this is an astonishing development. “Just three weeks ago Sadiq Khan announced he was raising council tax in order to maintain…

Police car crashes on the increase in London

Data shows three-year increase in number of collisions The number of crashes involving police cars pursuing other vehicles and responding to 999 calls is on the increase in London, figures show. There were 1,748 collisions involving police vehicles responding to emergency calls between April 2015 and April 2016 – 256 more crashes than in 2013/14. In 2015/16 there were 498 collisions involving police cars pursuing…

Mayor urged to take a stand against Anti-Semitic and terrorist flags in London

Flags of Anti-Semitic groups were flown at recent protests despite powers to remove them The Mayor and Metropolitan police should use their powers to arrest individuals flying terrorist flags at protests, marches, and rallies in London, says London Assembly member Kemi Badenoch. At the July 3rd annual ‘al-Quds Day’ rally through central London, Hezbollah flags were repeatedly seen. Hezbollah is listed in the UK as…

Better reporting needed to eradicate FGM in London

– Mayor challenged to act after ‘appalling’ number of cases in capital Social workers, medical professionals and teachers need to help identify young girls at risk of FGM after an ‘appalling’ number of the crimes were reported in London. Assembly Member Andrew Boff will be challenging Boris Johnson to take decisive action after it was reported that London accounted for more than half the number…

Phone companies 'should blacklist hoax 999 callers'

– Hoax calls to the Met police tripled last year and cost the fire brigade £1.6million The Mayor of London should encourage mobile phone operators to consider blacklisting hoax emergency callers that are costing the taxpayer millions of pounds, says Conservative London Assembly member Tony Arbour. Hoax calls to the Metropolitan Police tripled over the past three years and cost London Fire Brigade £1.6million in…

Gunfire detectors in ‘soft targets’ could slash armed response times and save lives

National pilot of kit in 50 undisclosed, high-footfall national sites would cost less than 1pc of annual anti-terror budget ‘Soft’ terror targets such as hospitals, museums, train stations and shopping malls should be kitted out with gunfire alarms, according to GLA Conservative Roger Evans. Currently trialled in the US, the smoke alarm sized detectors use heat and sound to detect gunfire, automatically alert police, and…