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# Metropolitan Police

Last month
February 2023
# David Carrick
Met Police officer jailed for life for crimes including 24 counts of rape
David Carrick has been handed down a life sentence with a minimum term of 30 years.
This year
# Metropolitan Police
Serving London police officer unmasked as serial rapist sacked as chief admits 'horrific' failures
David Carrick, 48, attacked at least a dozen women over an 18-year period and admitted to 49 offences.
Last year
# London
Security guard is second person to die after Brixton Academy crowd crush
Gabrielle Hutchinson, 23, was one of three people who were badly hurt in the crush.
# UK
Neighbour ‘heard scream’ on London road where two young boys were found dead
The Metropolitan Police said a man and a woman, who were arrested after the discovery of the bodies, were known to both children.
# London
Teenager arrested over fatal stabbings of two 16-year-old boys a mile apart in London
The two victims were found with fatal wounds in south-east London on Saturday.
# just stop oil
London police launch major operation to arrest suspected climate change protesters
The climate change action group has been calling on the UK Government to abandon plans for new oil and gas projects.
# Met and Mo
Met Police open investigation into Mo Farah trafficking disclosure
The four-time Olympic champion has revealed how he was brought to Britain after his father was killed in civil war.
# Court Case
Three men charged after boxer Amir Khan ‘robbed at gunpoint’
Ahmed Bana, Nurul Amin and Dante Campbell will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court.
# London
Death of man found on fire in London park being treated as suspicious by police
Firefighters alerted the police after being called to the park just before 4.20am this morning.
# UK
Harvey Weinstein to be charged with indecent assault against woman in London in 1996
The 70-year-old was convicted of rape and sexual assault and jailed for 23 years in the United States in February 2020.
# Partygate
Boris Johnson faces no further action in 126-fine partygate investigation
Downing Street said the Met Police told the UK Prime Minister he will not get another fine as they closed the investigation.
# UK
Demonstrators protest over 'barbaric' strip-search of black schoolgirl in London
A review found that Met Police officers searched the girl without another adult present and in the knowledge that she was menstruating.
# Lockdown party
Johnson under pressure to quit over ‘bring your own booze’ party during lockdown
Johnson has sidestepped questions about whether he attended the alleged party in May 2020.
All time
# Scare
Arsenal defender Gabriel fends off robbers armed with baseball bat
The Brazilian had just returned to his home in Barnet, north London.
# UK
Met Police officers plead guilty to sharing photos of murdered sisters
Deniz Jaffer and Jamie Lewis had been assigned to protect the scene after Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were found dead in a park in Wembley.
# London
Police officer killed Sarah Everard after making ‘false arrest’, court told
Wayne Couzens was a serving Pc with the Metropolitan Police when he murdered Sarah Everard.
# Lee Peacock
UK Police search for 49-year-old man after two bodies found separately in London
The crimes are being treated as linked, authorities have said.
# Newsnight
Man charged after BBC journalist chased near Downing Street
It comes after footage shared on social media showed demonstrators shouting abuse in the face of Newsnight political editor Nicholas Watt.
# Court
Metropolitan Police officer remanded in custody over death of Sarah Everard
Wayne Couzens appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this morning.
UK police issue appeal to find family members of Dublin man murdered in 1983
Detectives investigating the murder of Christopher Ainscough have made an arrest and are appealing for assistance to trace family members.
# London
Man found guilty of murdering women and putting bodies inside freezer
Zahid Younis was found guilty at Southwark Crown Court.
# Climate Change
Several arrests at Extinction Rebellion protests in London
Thousands of campaigners descended on Parliament Square this afternoon.
# London
'Get off my neck': UK police suspend officer after 'disturbing' arrest
Police in London said that the technique was not taught in police training.
# Protests
Assaults on police officers at UK anti-racism rally ‘shocking’, Met Police chief says
The police force said 29 people were arrested after tensions escalated yesterday.
# adrian murphy
Woman charged with murder of Irishman in London last year
Adrian Murphy was found dead in June 2019.
London Bridge attacker was convicted member of al Qaida-inspired terror cell
The 28-year-old killed two people and injured three others in a knife rampage yesterday.
# peerages
Police probe into claims Tories offering Brexit Party candidates incentives to pull out of election race
Nigel Farage has claimed he’s been repeatedly offered a seat in the House of Lords to “go quietly”.
# Punishment
Two arrested over racism that forced football match abandonment
Haringey manager Tom Loizou said defender Coby Rowe suffered racial abuse, while Cameroonian goalkeeper Douglas Pajetat was also spat at.
# extinction rebellion
Extinction Rebellion launching legal action against police over London protest ban
Activists continued protests in the capital in defiance of the police order today.
# Wanted
Police to display photos of wanted people on vans around London
They are wanted for crimes that include street robberies, burglary and violation of release conditions.
# Knife Crime
'A tragic ten days': London police step up efforts to tackle knife crime following recent deaths
Two 17-year-olds were killed in separate stabbing incidents this weekend in London and Manchester.
# Knife Crime
Anger and sympathies after 17-year-old girl stabbed to death in London park
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was “filled with anger” by knife crime among young people.
# violent muggings
London gang sentenced to total of 54 years in jail following spate of luxury watch robberies
Police condemned the “shocking level of violence” used by the perpetrators.
# enfield
World War Two veteran dies from injuries inflicted during robbery
98-year-old Peter Gouldstone was attacked in his home in London, beaten and left in a semi-conscious state.
# London
'Sickening attack': Gang found guilty of pouring corrosive substance down victim's throat
The attack was revenge for a video that was posted online, the Metropolitan Police said.
# enfield
Met Police issue appeal after 98-year-old man critically injured during burglary
Peter Gouldstone remains critically ill in hospital.
# decpetion
London man convicted for fooling men into having sex with him by making them think he was female
Duarte Xavier posed as a woman named Ana on dating websites.
# redbridge
Police issue appeal after foetus discovered in park in east London
Officers are keen to urgently make contact with the mother.
# stupider like a
London's serial cat killer turns out to be a fox
The Croydon Cat Killer is unlikely to have been human after all, according to police.
# chingford
UK carjacking gang who sprayed corrosive ammonia in victims' eyes found guilty
Police said the actions of the trio showed a “complete lack of humanity”.