'Violent crime linked to policing numbers'
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Cressida Dick: 'Must be some link'

Metropolitan Police chief Cressida Dick has said "there must be some link" between falling police numbers and a rise in violent crime.

It comes after two 17-year-olds were killed in separate stabbings in London and Greater Manchester at the weekend.

Ms Dick told LBC Radio their deaths showed "how big of a challenge this is" - and that it was not a London-only problem.

  • 05 Mar 2019
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