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Coming up next week at the London Assembly - week commencing 19/09/16

16 September 2016


Wednesday 21 September

Serious Youth Violence  

Police and Crime Committee


The number of victims of serious youth violence has risen in London by over 20 per cent since 2012-13.

The Police and Crime Committee will publish a summary of its findings after hearing evidence from the Metropolitan Police, charity Redthread, Westminster City Council’s Integrated Gangs Unit and the Chair of the Restorative Justice Council Board of Trustees about reasons for the increase and other emerging trends.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603



Thursday 22 September

Q&A with the Met and MOPAC  

Police and Crime Committee – 10:00am in the Chamber


The Police and Crime Committee will hold a public Q&A session with the Met Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC). Questions will be raised on the potential introduction of spit hoods in custody suites by the Met and upcoming changes to local policing, including the commitment to provide each London ward with a second dedicated police constable.

The Committee will question:

  • Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)
  • Craig Mackey QPM, Deputy Commissioner, MPS
  • Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, MOPAC

The Committee will also question guests on the following topics:

  • Police pursuits and emergency response: road traffic accidents
  • The Met’s misconduct and disciplinary procedures
  • Violence against women and girls

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603


For more information, please contact the media team on 020 7983 4283.  For out-of-hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer.  Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.


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