Metropolitan Police

Why everybody’s talking about undercover policing
A view of New Scotland Yard, the Metropolitan Police headquarters in London
In Depth

Why everybody’s talking about undercover policing

Long-delayed investigation into abuses by ‘spycops’ is one of the most complicated in British legal history
12 Nov 2020
Police investigating Keir Starmer over crash with cyclist
Keir Starmer is shown around Barford Park Farm in Sailsbury.
In Brief

Police investigating Keir Starmer over crash with cyclist

Labour leader quizzed at London police station after rider taken to hospital
27 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘the global Covid-19 crisis isn’t over’
Kenya coronavirus
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘the global Covid-19 crisis isn’t over’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 30 June
30 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: Brexit is ‘triggering a race to the bottom’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Brexit is ‘triggering a race to the bottom’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 8 June
8 Jun 2020
What is institutional racism?
Stephen Lawrence
In Depth

What is institutional racism?

Accusation leveled at Home Office in draft Windrush report
21 Feb 2020
Streatham terror attack: what we know
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 02: Police emergency services are seen at the site of an incident after a man has been shot dead by police in South London following stabbing several people
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Streatham terror attack: what we know

Attacker was recently released from prison after conviction on 13 terror charges
3 Feb 2020
How police footage will help Facebook target shooter streams
Facebook
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How police footage will help Facebook target shooter streams

Social media giant moves to curb extremist content following anger over Christchurch shootings videos
18 Sep 2019

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Instant Opinion: Why anti-Semitism could finally sink Labour
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Instant Opinion: Why anti-Semitism could finally sink Labour

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 12 July
12 Jul 2019
How the real Hatton Garden robbery played out
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How the real Hatton Garden robbery played out

New ITV drama depicts elderly criminals as they carry out ‘largest burglary in English legal history’
22 May 2019
Is facial recognition technology safe?
Facial recognition technology has come on a long way in recent years
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Is facial recognition technology safe?

Use of controversial surveillance techniques by UK police is being challenged in landmark court case
21 May 2019
Anna Soubry abuse: do politicians need more protection?
Anna Soubry
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Anna Soubry abuse: do politicians need more protection?

MPs urge Scotland Yard to step in after the pro-EU Tory is branded ‘Nazi’ by protesters
8 Jan 2019
How to stop a moped attack
Moped crime
In Brief

How to stop a moped attack

Aggressive tactics by police against moped-riding muggers have pushed criminals into the suburbs
4 Dec 2018
Why more people are being murdered in London
Knife crime
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Why more people are being murdered in London

Fatal stabbing of boy in Bellingham takes 2018 total to 116 - the same as for the whole of last year
2 Nov 2018
Scotland Yard facing biggest corruption scandal in 40 years
Officers stand to attention during the Metropoitan Police Service's 175th Anniversary
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Scotland Yard facing biggest corruption scandal in 40 years

Elite anti-corruption unit under investigation for ‘serious corruption and malpractice’
23 Jul 2018
Why moped crime is surging
Moped crime
In Depth

Why moped crime is surging

Michael McIntyre becomes latest victim while waiting to collect his children from school
5 Jun 2018
Stephen Lawrence: will there be another criminal enquiry?
Stephen Lawrence
In Brief

Stephen Lawrence: will there be another criminal enquiry?

National Crime Agency considers new investigation as father of the stabbed teenager forgives killers
16 Apr 2018
May turns the tables on Met after Damian Green sacking
Senior Met officials have condemned the conduct of two former officers
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May turns the tables on Met after Damian Green sacking

Prime Minister calls for police leak to be investigated as Government shifts focus
22 Dec 2017
Gun amnesty bid to get weapons off British streets
Stolen guns lead to teen's arrest
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Gun amnesty bid to get weapons off British streets

National firearms surrender initiative follows 27% rise in gun crime in the UK last year
13 Nov 2017
UK's armed police to wear head-mounted cameras
armed policeman
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UK's armed police to wear head-mounted cameras

Cameras will be attached to caps and helmets in wake of death of Mark Duggan in 2011
14 Aug 2017
Met Police 'stretched' by terrorism threat and cuts
Theresa May and Cressida Dick
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Met Police 'stretched' by terrorism threat and cuts

Cressida Dick says force needs more money to 'do the job' following attacks in London
21 Jun 2017
Met Police 'hacked green campaigners' emails'
Scotland Yard
In Brief

Met Police 'hacked green campaigners' emails'

Whistleblower claims secretive unit illegally monitored hundreds of inboxes for information
22 Mar 2017
Thirteen terror attacks foiled on UK soil in four years
Terror
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Thirteen terror attacks foiled on UK soil in four years

Public urged to report any suspicious behaviour to help security services
6 Mar 2017
Cressida Dick to be first female Scotland Yard commissioner
Cressida Dick
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Cressida Dick to be first female Scotland Yard commissioner

First woman to take control of force in 188 years is 'thrilled and humbled' by the 'amazing opportunity'
23 Feb 2017
Operation Midland 'riddled with errors', says report
Bernard Hogan-Howe
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Operation Midland 'riddled with errors', says report

Victim groups oppose independent inquiry findings over police investigation of alleged VIP paedophile ring dating back to 1970s
9 Nov 2016
Met Police out to show (fighting) crime pays
Police
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Met Police out to show (fighting) crime pays

London's force, the largest in the country, issues tender designed to 'commercialise brand'
10 Oct 2016
Sian Blake: Boyfriend admits killing actress and 2 children
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Sian Blake: Boyfriend admits killing actress and 2 children

Arthur Simpson-Kent confesses to murdering former EastEnders star and their young boys
10 Jun 2016
Queen caught criticising 'rude' Chinese officials
The Queen
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Queen caught criticising 'rude' Chinese officials

Footage unlikely to help advance the much-vaunted 'golden age' of UK-China relations
11 May 2016
Jean Charles de Menezes: What happened in 2005?
Family members of Jean Charles de Menezes dedicate a memorial plaque
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Jean Charles de Menezes: What happened in 2005?

European Court of Human Rights backs decision not to prosecute police over shooting
30 Mar 2016
Wood Green shooting: firearms officer arrested
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Wood Green shooting: firearms officer arrested

Scotland Yard confirms Jermaine Baker does not appear on its gang member databases
18 Dec 2015
Harvey Proctor accuses police of 'homosexual witch hunt'
Harvey Proctor
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Harvey Proctor accuses police of 'homosexual witch hunt'

'I'm a homosexual. I'm not a murderer or a paedophile,' former Tory MP tells reporters
26 Aug 2015
Inquiry into 'toxic' undercover policing methods underway
Police
In Brief

Inquiry into 'toxic' undercover policing methods underway

Probe launched following claims that undercover police infiltrated the family of murdered teen Stephen Lawrence
28 Jul 2015
HATTON GARDEN HEIST: dealers left sobbing
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HATTON GARDEN HEIST: dealers left sobbing

Many victims of the Easter jewellery raid were small businesses now struggling to recover losses
7 May 2015
Stephen Lawrence case: IPCC investigating former Met chief
Stephen Lawrence
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Stephen Lawrence case: IPCC investigating former Met chief

Complaint made in relation to Lord Stevens' role as deputy commissioner during Macpherson Inquiry
10 Apr 2015
Mark Duggan: IPCC clears armed police of wrongdoing
Mark Duggan
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Mark Duggan: IPCC clears armed police of wrongdoing

Police watchdog finds 'no credible evidence' to suggest weapon found by his body was planted
25 Mar 2015
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