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Support for Mayor Khan Crashes After Summer of Violence

The London Mayor’s approval rating has slumped to its lowest level on record after a summer of surging violence in the capital, crashing to just a fifth of its previous level a few months ago.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 19: Police arrest people protesting that the police were allowed to leadthe march at Glasgow Pride on August 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. The largest festival of LGBTI celebration in Scotland has been held every year in Glasgow since 1996. (Photo by Robert Perry/Getty Images)

Police ‘Struggling’ to Fight Crime, Study Warns

With soaring rates of “high harm” crime, falling arrest rates, and a shrinking proportion of crimes resulting in a charge, police forces in Britain are finding it “increasingly difficult” to keep the public safe, an official report has warned.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: (EDITORS NOTE: Part of this image has been pixellated to obscure identity)Suspects are detained and searched by police officers after being arrested for alleged possession of a dangerous weapon near Elephant and Castle Station during Operation Sceptre on July 12, 2017 in London, England. Operation …

Firearm Discharged up to Every Six Hours in Gun-Free London

A think tank has called for an increase in police ‘stop and search’ in London to tackle the crime epidemic after it revealed that a gun is shot in the capital up to every six hours — despite the UK having some of the strictest personal firearms ownership laws in the world.

London

Khan’s London: 133 Arrests on Carnival Opening Day

More than 130 people were arrested on the opening day of the London Notting Hill carnival, police said, reporting that knife-wielding thugs, drug dealers, and sex attackers had descended on its traditionally peaceful ‘family day’.

Tower Hamlets

Men Arrested After Two Women Stabbed in East London

A suspect was arrested Monday morning after a woman in her sixties was stabbed as she walked past a children’s playground and a woman in her fifties was stabbed, in two incidents in East London.