Cressida Dick tells MPs losing up to 3,000 officers amid savings drive may also hamper efforts to prevent extremism

Losing up to 3,000 police officers in London would make it harder to “bear down” on the rise in violent crime and to prevent extremism, the Metropolitan police commissioner has told MPs.

Appearing in front of the Commons home affairs committee, Cressida Dick said the police were “beginning to turn the tide” on the rise in violent crime in the capital and cited a 25% reduction in “moped-enabled crime” in the last few months.

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