London mayor urged cross-party focus after criticism that police funding cuts have led to surge

Sadiq Khan met politicians including home secretary Amber Rudd as well as Metropolitan police commissioner Cressida Dick on Tuesday for a summit on how to tackle the surge in serious crime.

The London mayor, who has denied that police have “lost control of crime” in the capital, has been under pressure to take public action in the wake of more than 50 murders in the capital this year, many of them stabbings.

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