The Metropolitan Police Authority has asked Sir Ian Blair, Met Commissioner, to “report fully” to it on the events surrounding the murder of Peter Woodhams who was shot on Monday after confronting a gang of youths
In a statement released to the media the MPA says it “will want to know how police responded to the earlier stabbing incident in January when Mr Woodhams was allegedly attacked with a knife and whether the handling of that incident had any bearing on his murder.
Without prejudging the outcome of the Metropolitan Police’s own investigations, we will want to see if there are any lessons to be learnt.”
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has also announced it is to launch an investigation.
Announcing their investigation David Petch, IPCC Commissioner, said “there has been considerable public concern about this case and I therefore decided our own investigators should look at the Police’s response to the stabbing incident in January.”
“It is vital that Mr Woodham’s family, the police involved, and the public at large can have confidence that their concerns about the initial incident will be robustly investigated. “