Talking Point: What do you think needs to be done about crime in London?

Sophie Rainbow
·1-min read
Police tape stock photo (PA)
Police tape stock photo (PA)

Headlines today have been dominated by reports of crime across the capital.

From the attempted abduction of a six-year-old boy, to a double stabbing in West Norwood and a 75% rise in dog theft over lockdown, it’s clear that London is grappling with a disturbing wave of offences.

Following the fatal stabbing of 14-year-old Fares Maatou last Friday, the parents of young London murder victims have now also come forward to urge Mayor Sadiq Khan to do more to tackle the bloodshed.

The plea comes as the Met Police began a new crackdown on knife crime today, with extra patrols and knife arches being implemented across the city.

But what more do you think needs to be done about crime in London? Comment below for your chance to be featured on the Evening Standard website tomorrow.

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