Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe
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Met chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe looks to the future

7 March 2014 Last updated at 17:20 GMT

The head of the Metropolitan Police has said a damning report, which found officers had spied on the family of the murdered black teenager, Stephen Lawrence, showed up "some pretty awful things about the past."

Speaking to the BBC's Mark Easton, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said he now had to "make sure that people have trust in the Met of today and the Met of the future".

In a wide-ranging interview he also said that he could not explain why documents relating to an anti-corruption investigation in 2003 had been destroyed - as this was prior to his appointment.

When questioned about his future, Sir Bernard insisted he was the best man to lead the Met despite the challenges it faced.