At a time when the threat level from terrorism is at severe and following the horror of the Paris attacks, there is no doubt that violent extremism – and ways to prevent it – are currently some of the greatest challenges London is facing.
The London Assembly has launched an investigation to examine the potential risks linked to the introduction of the Night Tube.
More and more young men and women are travelling to fight in Syria and Iraq, radicalised by extremist propaganda on the Internet. The threat of them returning and carrying out an attack in this country is very real.
Tasers, a tool once deployed in only the most serious of circumstances, are beginning to make a more frequent appearance in London’s law enforcement activity. With police in outer boroughs now more likely to resort to Taser use than their inner London counterparts, it’s clear that officers in more isolated areas are increasingly having to rely on Tasers.