Boris flies in to a cool reception

The new Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPC), starts work today. Photo: MayorWatch

Returning to London early from his family holiday, Boris Johnson has been visiting the scenes of Monday night’s looting and disorder. In Clapham Junction, where a Debenhams and local party shop suffered the worst of the damage, the Mayor was heckled by residents unhappy at the delayed police response.. Video: The Guardian

Met warns looters: ‘We will pursue you’

Police and Fire crews in Clapham Junction following the 2011 riots.  Picture: MayorWatch

As London cleaned up after a night of intense violence and looting, Scotland Yard warned perpetrators to be “under no illusion that we will pursue you.” The Met said Tuesday night had been “worst the MPS has seen in current memory for unacceptable levels of widespread looting, fires and disorder.” The Yard also announced that […]

London endures night of looting and disorder

Debris in St John's Road, Clapham Junction after looters rampaged. Photo: MayorWatch

Londoners endured a third night of violence and looting with Hackney, Peckham, Clapham Junction and Croydon among the areas affected. The high levels of disorder saw an additional 1.700 police officers deployed including officers from the City of London and British Transport forces.

Bridge Trust awards £400k to independent living charities

Tower Bridge will close to road traffic this weekend

Four Richmond and Kingston charities which work to help elderly and isolated people enjoy independent lives have received a total of £400,000 from the City of London’s City Bridge Trust. The Trust is part of the Bridge House Estates which is responsible for maintaining Tower, London, Blackfriars, Southwark and Millennium bridges. Each year it donates […]