Knives on social media (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 29th August 2019.

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Photo of Florence Eshalomi Florence Eshalomi Labour

Following a question I put during a recent Police and Crime Committee meeting to the Deputy Commissioner on the use of Twitter by the Met and their decisions to post images of knives, and again in a response to a letter on the same issue, the Met said they would look into whether there is evidence to support the posting of these images. The Violence Reduction Unit in Scotland have advocated against the posting of these images by police and have said it is counter-productive. Can you tell me whether the Met have investigated this following my letter and what they have found?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

This is an issue which is currently being considered by the Metropolitan Police Service Management Board and the Violent Crime Task Force. The Met are seeking advice from a range of sources to develop their understanding in this area.