Metropolitan Police

Police investigate suspected voyeur over fake nude gameshow

December 12, 2020

Police are appealing for information as part of an investigation into a fake nude gameshow. A 28-year-old man reported that he had been approached by a man claiming to be in the entertainment industry. The suspect asked the man to take part in a game show for the chance to win £5,000, the Metropolitan police […]

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Victims told to strip for £5,000 in hoax ‘nude game show’ challenge

December 12, 2020

Victims have been tricked into taking their clothes on camera in exchange for cash prizes on a hoax ‘nude game show’. Two men have reported being invited to a hotel to take part in naked ‘challenges’ in return for the chance to win £5,000. Now Scotland Yard detectives believe there may be more victims in […]

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Homeless man jailed for beating woman to death after she tried to help him

December 8, 2020

A homeless man who beat a woman to death after she tried to help him has been jailed for at least 23 years. Gavin Lewis, 41, was sentenced to life in prison after he admitted murdering Sandra Samuels, 44, in August last year. Her body was discovered at her home in Stoke Newington, north London, […]

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Moment London police officer appears to punch ‘peaceful protester’ in the face

December 7, 2020

Footage has emerged of a Met Police officer appearing to punch a protester in the face amid demonstrations over the exploitation of farmers in India. Thousands of people gathered in central London on Sunday calling for justice over Indian agricultural reforms, which have triggered a wave of mass protests in Delhi. A video clip shows […]

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Supercar boy racers shut down streets in post-lockdown chaos

December 6, 2020

Boy racers caused travel chaos in central London over the weekend as many were seen gathering for a ‘car meet’ and performed burnouts. Video footage showed traffic jams extending down Pall Mall and towards Trafalgar Square on Saturday night as ‘hundreds’ joined to watch the alleged unofficial event. A video uploaded to Twitter by London […]

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Met chief defends ‘strong record’ after claims of race crisis

December 3, 2020

Cressida Dick says stop and search has helped save young black lives Cressida Dick said the stop and search strategy had helped cut stabbings by 25%. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Britain’s top police officer has denied her force’s leadership were too slow to realise it had race a problem and said its controversial tactics have not […]

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Black boys ‘nine times more likely to be murdered than white boys’

November 29, 2020

The commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has defended the use of stop and search powers, despite the fact that they are disproportionately used on black people. Cressida Dick said: ‘In the past couple of years we have considerably reduced the number of stabbings of young — I’m afraid I have to say black — boys […]

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Woman found dead in woodlands on London’s Hampstead Heath

November 28, 2020

Advertisement Advertisement A woman’s body was discovered in a woodland area of London’s Hampstead Heath this morning. Jack Straw’s Castle, a nearby Grade II-listed building, was sealed off by Met Police officers. The woman is yet to be formally identified and is not yet known if her death is being treated as suspicious. Authorities are […]

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Anti-lockdown protesters hurl smoke bombs as they clash with police in London

November 28, 2020

Anti-lockdown proteststers have charged at police in central London today, some hurling bottles and smoke bombs as they demand an end to lockdown restrictions. Footage on social media shows officers pinning demonstrators to the ground as the scene in the capital turns ugly. Anti-vaxxers chanting ‘freedom’ have been making their way towards Oxford Street from […]

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Met warns protesters against joining London anti-lockdown rally

November 28, 2020

The Metropolitan police has warned people against joining a mass anti-lockdown protest due to take place on Saturday in central London, saying that such gatheringsare banned under current coronavirus legislation. A Met statement said: “Protest is not currently a permitted exemption to the prohibition on gatherings under the current coronavirus regulations. “Strict regulations have been […]

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