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Met to be questioned on recent London Bridge attack

08 January 2020

An attack on London Bridge on the 29th of November 2019, left five people stabbed, two fatally.  The attacker, who was released from prison on licence in 2018, had served a sentence for terrorist offences.

Tomorrow, the London Assembly Police & Crime Committee will hold a Q&A session with the Metropolitan Police and the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime on the recent attack and the Met’s response. 

Other topics to be discussed include:

  • Violent crime
  • Suspects released under investigation 
  • Crime in London’s tourist hotspots 
  • Policing of protests 
  • Public access to the police: police stations 
  • Police discipline 

The guests are:

  • Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, MOPAC
  • Sir Stephen House, QPM, Metropolitan Police

The meeting will take place on Thursday, 9 January 2020 from 10.00am in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend

The meeting can also be viewed LIVE via webcast or on our YouTube channel.

Follow us  @LondonAssembly and take part in the meeting discussion using #AssemblyPolice and #PoliceQA

Notes to editors


  1. Read the agenda papers.
  2. Unmesh Desai AM, Chair of the Police & Crime Committee is available for interview. 
  3. Find out more about the work of the Police & Crime Committee.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Aoife Nolan on 020 7084 4067.  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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