By Daniel De Simone
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Police have released images of seven people they are trying to find after a man was stabbed and left with a partially severed ear during an attack in Wembley.
The victim, aged in his 20s, had been sitting on a wall drinking with friends on Cecil Avenue at about 21:15 GMT on 15 March when he was set upon by a large group.
The Met said he had been "struck with various objects" and was taken to hospital to be treated for several injuries.
Det Con Marcus Furneaux-Harris said the attack was "seemingly unprovoked" and it was "only by sheer luck that he [the victim] was not more seriously hurt".
"I am appealing to anyone who recognises the people shown in these images to contact police,” he added.
At the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee, the Met's deputy commissioner was asked about about whether the force followed a consistent approach when policing demonstrations in the capital following claims that they treated some protests differently.
Sir Stephen House said there was "a consistency in the general principles about how we will deal with a demonstration" but police actions were guided on whether protests were lawful, unlawful or violent.
"Every demonstration has its own challenges, its own character," he said.
Sir Stephen added that the Met would always "try to maintain a peaceful demonstration and a lawful demonstration" but officers have to react if protests became unlawful.
"Demonstrations all look different. Each has to be judged on its own circumstances," he said.
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Met Police Deputy Commissioner Sir Stephen House has apologised to the family of Daniel Morgan following the release of a report into the unsolved murder of the the private investigator which found that the force was institutionally corrupt.
Speaking at the start of a London Assembly Police and Crime Committee meeting, Sir Stephen said: "In our failure to bring those responsible to justice, it's quite clear that our failings compounded the pain suffered by Daniel Morgan's family and for this we profoundly apologise."
He said Met Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick is due to write to Mr Morgan's family "to set out our next steps which we will be taking" and she had also appointed Deputy Assistant Commissioner Barbara Gray to lead the force's response to the force.
He added that the Met "can and intend to learn from the failures", but the force "does not accept that we are institutionally corrupt".
"We don't accept that we don't have the necessary framework to identify and bring to book those who abuse the privilege of wearing a police uniform.
"And we don't accept that corruption followed this case throughout the decades that we've been trying to find the offenders," Sir Stephen said.
By Tim Stokes
By Tom Symonds
Home Affairs correspondent
Jonathan Rees, the ex-business partner of murdered private investigator, Daniel Morgan, says he 'never' influenced a police investigation into the crime.
By Sanchia Berg