Metropolitan Police

Why moped crime is surging
Moped crime
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
CHILD ABUSE INQUIRY: police investigation of MP scrapped
Cyril Smith, the Liberal MP for Rochdale
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CHILD ABUSE INQUIRY: police investigation of MP scrapped

Claims that police officers were ordered to hand over evidence are 'very credible and very frightening'
17 Mar 2015
#HomeSafeSelfie: TFL campaign accused of victim-blaming
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#HomeSafeSelfie: TFL campaign accused of victim-blaming

Campaign is intended to raise safety awareness, but campaigners say it shifts responsibility to women
26 Sep 2014
Tube terror threat hoax dismissed by police
Commuters at Oxford Circus tube station during 48-hour strike
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Tube terror threat hoax dismissed by police

Police chief urges commuters to 'keep calm and carry on' after London terror warning goes viral
1 Sep 2014
Police reveal identities of undercover officers in sex case
Scotland Yard - headquarters of the Metropolitan Police
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Police reveal identities of undercover officers in sex case

Two policemen had relationships with women while living under false identities to infiltrate political groups
15 Aug 2014
Police 'spied on' grieving family of Jean Charles de Menezes
Family members of Jean Charles de Menezes dedicate a memorial plaque
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Police 'spied on' grieving family of Jean Charles de Menezes

Probe into Met's undercover squad set to 'severely criticise force for lack of regard to the rules'
24 Jul 2014
Met Police: officer 'taken off child abuse case' in 1998
Met police cadets on parade
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Met Police: officer 'taken off child abuse case' in 1998

Former Met detective believes his 1998 inquiry into abuse was 'all too uncomfortable to a lot of people'
16 Jul 2014
'Disruption tactics' used in Stephen Lawrence case
Stephen Lawrence
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'Disruption tactics' used in Stephen Lawrence case

Former officer Clive Driscoll says some senior officers never wanted a successful prosecution
16 Jul 2014
MPS: strip Met police of anti-terror powers
Armed policeman
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MPS: strip Met police of anti-terror powers

Home Affairs Committee wants the new National Crime Agency to take over terror command
9 May 2014
Police not recording one in five crimes, claims watchdog
Police cordon off a crime scene
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Police not recording one in five crimes, claims watchdog

One report of rape not recorded due to 'workload pressure', while poor supervision also blamed
1 May 2014
Stephen Lawrence report: Met chief says force 'devastated'
Stephen Lawrence
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Stephen Lawrence report: Met chief says force 'devastated'

Home Secretary launches inquiry into undercover policing following 'profoundly shocking' report
7 Mar 2014
Lawrence’s father is right to be wary of new inquiry
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Lawrence’s father is right to be wary of new inquiry

It’s not just undercover culture that needs investigating – but the sheer size of the overblown Met
7 Mar 2014
Plebgate: Met PC pleads guilty over false witness account
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Plebgate: Met PC pleads guilty over false witness account

PC Keith Wallis admits misconduct in public office after lying to local MP about Andrew Mitchell row
10 Jan 2014
STEPHEN LAWRENCE: cop 'told to dig dirt'
Stephen Lawrence
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STEPHEN LAWRENCE: cop 'told to dig dirt'

Officer says he was under 'constant pressure' to get evidence discrediting murdered youth and his friend
24 Jun 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 26 Apr 2013
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 26 Apr 2013

26 Apr 2013
RENNARD: Whistleblower given pay-off and gagged
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RENNARD: Whistleblower given pay-off and gagged

Police to probe harassment claims against Lib Dem chief as more revelations and accusations emerge
26 Feb 2013
Met lightens up – but was Guardian partly to blame?
Guardian offices
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Met lightens up – but was Guardian partly to blame?

Talking Point: The Met’s Official Secrets Act threat was ill-advised, but was the Guardian asking for trouble?
21 Sep 2011
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