- Metropolitan Police receives an extra £8,060,500 to tackle serious violent crime, including knife crime and murder.
- This investment is part of the £130.5 million funding package announced to tackle serious violent crime across England and Wales.
- The funding package will help to prevent some of the most serious types of crime and deliver safer communities for the British public.
London Assembly candidate for Bexley & Bromley, Peter
Fortune, has welcomed the announcement that the Conservative Government is
making available over £130 million to tackle serious violent crime – including
murder and knife crime – in the coming year.
“I am delighted that the Met will receive an extra £8,060,500 to tackle the violent crime that has been robbing too many young people of their futures.
“This funding ensures our police have all of the tools and resources they need to tackle violent crime and address its underlying causes in our community, whilst also funding vital early intervention programmes that do positive preventative work with children and young people.
“By backing our police with the funding, powers and resources they need, we are keeping the public and our communities safe, so that people everywhere can live their lives free from the fear of crime.”
“I am determined to cut crime and make our streets safer, which is why we are recruiting 20,000 more police officers, introducing new stop and search powers and giving the police the resources they need to go after the serious violent criminals causing misery in communities.
“But when it comes to gangs and serious violence, we must also tackle underlying causes. That is why we are investing in a new early intervention programme to stop young people committing these crimes in the first place.”