Boris Johnson has been accused of wasting £200,000 from the capital’s shrinking police budget after it emerged the Home Secretary has delayed the decision to approve his three water cannon until after May’s General Election.
Boris Johnson has been urged to drop plans to equip the Met with water cannon after New York’s police commissioner said they had a “horrific history” in the US.
The timetable for introducing water cannon onto the streets of London appears to have slipped further.
Home Secretary Theresa May is unlikely to approve the use of water cannon in London before the end of year, London Assembly members were told today.
Mayor Boris Johnson and MOPAC have previously defended the purchase as better value for taxpayers than purchasing new vehicles which could take up to two years to arrive.