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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Fresh calls are being made to Sadiq Khan to reinstate stop and search following the rise in stabbings across the capital


The now London Mayor campaigned for an end to the practice while he was Tooting’s MP back in 2015.

While on his Mayoral tour he said if he was elected to City Hall, he would “do everything in my power to cut” it.

At the time, he said the move undermines public confidence in the police.

The Met dramatically reduced the number of random stop and searches in 2012 in an effort to improve relations with black and ethnic minority communities.

However, since Christmas, there have been over 60 murder investigations launched in the capital, momentarily overtaking New York’s crime rate.

In the last few days alone, there have been stabbings in Twickenham and Croydon.

Mr Khan tweeted that he is doing all he can “to compensate for the failure of ministers on violent crime.”

City Hall is investing £110 million in the Met to keep police numbers up.
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