Wednesday 14 February 2018 / 10:46 AM Diane Abbott / Policing

I welcome the announcement by Sadiq Khan to put 1,000 extra police officers on the streets – Abbott

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, welcoming Sadiq Khan’s announcement that he is investing approximately £60m of additional resources in the Metropolitan Police, said:

“I welcome the announcement by Sadiq Khan to put 1,000 extra police officers on the streets. It underlines Labour’s commitment to policing and public safety.

“Like almost every other police force across the country the Met has suffered under the Tories, with £700m lost from policing in London alone. As the Mayor has made clear, rises in local taxes in London or elsewhere cannot compensate for the billions that have been cut to the central Government grant since 2010.

“The Tories have pushed policing close to crisis point. Only Labour will end it.”