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Metropolitan Police Service: Territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in Greater London
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), formerly and still commonly known as the Metropolitan Police and informally as the Met, Scotland Yard or "the Yard", is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in the Metropolitan Police District, which currently consists of the 32 London boroughs. The MPD does not include the "square mile" of the City of London, which is policed by the much smaller City of London Police.


Extinction Rebellion protests – live: Police ban condemned as 'draconian' after arrests pass 1,500, as mothers and babies target Google HQ

Latest updates as climate activists launch legal action against Metropolitan Police
Independent - Published

London police arrest 276 climate change protesters

London's Metropolitan Police said on Monday it had so far arrested 276 people taking part in demonstrations organized by the climate change protest group Extinction Rebellion.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Metropolitan Police Service

1000 arrests confirmed in Extinction Rebellion protests [Video]1000 arrests confirmed in Extinction Rebellion protests

The Metropolitan Police confirm that they have now made more than 1000 arrests, policing the Extinction Rebellion protests in central London and City Airport. DAC Laurence Taylor makes reference to one..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published

471 protest arrests made over two days in London [Video]471 protest arrests made over two days in London

Heavy rain falls on Extinction Rebellion protesters and their tents in Trafalgar Square, London. The Metropolitan Police have arrested 152 people on Tuesday. The force said 471 arrests have been made..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

London Police Arrest 276 Climate Protesters [Video]London Police Arrest 276 Climate Protesters

London’s Metropolitan Police said on Monday it had arrested 276 climate change protestors. The activists were taking part in demonstrations organized by the climate change protest group Extinction..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Met Police 'deeply sorry' for failures in Westminster paedophile claims case [Video]Met Police 'deeply sorry' for failures in Westminster paedophile claims case

Sir Steve House, Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, apologises for mistakes made during the Operation Midland investigation into fabricated claims of a VIP paedophile ring in Westminster...

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published

Treasury sprayed with fake blood by Extinction Rebellion [Video]Treasury sprayed with fake blood by Extinction Rebellion

The Metropolitan Police have arrested four people on suspicion of criminal damage after climate change activists Extinction Rebellion sprayed the Treasury’s building with 1,800 litres of fake blood...

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published


Carl Beech: IOPC clears Metropolitan Police detectives over non-existent Westminster paedophile ring

Investigation branded 'whitewash' after watchdog finds no evidence of misconduct or criminality
Independent - Published

Met Police's mobile fingerprinting saves time and money

Smart phone fingerprint technology is saving the Metropolitan Police time and money.
BBC News - Published

Priti Patel demands police watchdog investigates Scotland Yard's response to fake paedophile ring claims

Metropolitan Police launched 16-month investigation over fake claims by fantasist Carl Beech
Independent - Published

Extinction Rebellion: Police call for new legal powers over protests as fresh action to start in London

Metropolitan Police vow to arrest any demonstrators violating conditions despite 'cost' to wider policing
Independent - Published

Huge rise in catalytic converter thefts

The Met Police says catalytic converter thefts almost doubled due to precious metal prices rising.
BBC News - Published

Facebook to use Met Police firearms videos to detect live-streamed terror attacks

Scotland Yard to provide footage of training exercises to teach algorithms to recognise shootings
Independent - Published

Battersea Power Station: Police close roads near London icon after 'security alert'

No further details available, says Met Police
Independent - Published

Metropolitan Police officers investigated after racist, misogynistic and homophobic messages 'accidentally' revealed

Investigation finds secret recordings of public and one officer allegedly tried to start relationship with victim
Independent - Published

'VIP abuse' accuser Carl Beech inquiry to cost Met Police £4m

Officers may have taken Beech too seriously because of past failings, a Met chief told an inquiry.
BBC News - Published

Shamima Begum: Police lose legal bid to seize journalists' interview notes with Isis bride

The Metropolitan Police has lost a legal bid to seize unpublished notes made by journalists who interviewed Shamima Begum.
Independent - Published

Police officer from royalty protection branch arrested on suspicion of rape

Metropolitan Police inspector, 47, also accused of stalking involving serious harm and distress
Independent - Published

Trafalgar Square stabbing: Metropolitan Police cordon off London tourist hotspot after man knifed

Multiple police cars rush and officers move public away from scene
Independent - Published

Metropolitan Police officer who held up racist signs next to sleeping train passengers 'should be sacked', disciplinary panel rules

Ian Wells' actions 'extremely damaging' to force's reputation, panel told
Independent - Published

Man charged over stabbing incident outside UK interior ministry

A man has been charged in connection with a stabbing that took place on Aug. 15 outside Britain's interior ministry in central London, the Metropolitan Police said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Second police officer contaminated in Salisbury Novichok poisoning

The Metropolitan Police confirms Novichok was found in a blood sample taken from an officer.
BBC News - Published

Kensington crash: Woman hit by marked Met Police car

The pedestrian was taken to hospital after being hit by the Met Police vehicle in west London.
BBC News - Published

Sadiq Khan begs Boris Johnson to recruit police officers 'much quicker' over knife crime rise

Mayor says Met Police is 'under-resourced and overstretched' after Conservative cuts
Independent - Published

Tate Modern: Boy, six, thrown from 10th floor

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, the Met Police says.
BBC News - Published

Boy, six, 'thrown from 10th floor' of Tate Modern

A teenager is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, the Met Police says.
BBC News - Published

Boy falls 'from height' at Tate Modern in London

A teenager has been arrested in connection with the incident, the Met Police says.
BBC News - Published

Soldier in uniform left with fractured skull after attack in London

Metropolitan police launch manhunt after victim left needing surgery following assault
Independent - Published

Met Police payout after Southgate preacher's wrongful arrest

Footage of the street preacher's arrest has been viewed online almost three million times.
BBC News - Published

'VIP abuse' accuser jailed for 18 years

Carl Beech's allegations of murder and child sexual abuse led to a £2m Metropolitan Police investigation.
BBC News - Published

London bus attack: Teenage boys charged over homophobic attack on female couple

Four teenage boys have been charged with an aggravated hate crime over a homophobic attack against two women on a London night bus, the Metropolitan Police has said.
Independent - Published

Met Police hacked with bizarre tweets posted online

A series of tweets are sent from the Met's account calling for the release of a drill rap artist.
BBC News - Published

Metropolitan Police website, emails and Twitter account hacked with messages including 'F*** the police'

More follows...
Independent - Published

Suzy Lamplugh disappearance: 'No evidence' following Pershore search

The Metropolitan Police said officers "remain committed to securing justice for Suzy and her family".
BBC News - Published

Ambassador row: Publishing leak 'not in public interest' says Met Police

Met Police says it respects freedom of press, but publishing diplomatic emails may be a criminal offence.
BBC News - Published

Darroch leaks: Met Police says publication of diplomatic cables could be criminal and is not in public interest

'We have been told the publication of these specific documents could constitute a criminal offence and one that carries no public interest defence,' says assistant commissioner Neil Basu
Independent - Published

'Police state': Media and MPs decry Met Police threats to prosecute journalists who publish leaked Kim Darroch cables

'This is intolerable. It strikes at the heart of of the principle of a free press,' says former minister
Independent - Published

Kim Darroch: Met Police launch investigation into leaked ambassador memo criticising Trump

The Metropolitan Police has launched a criminal investigation into the leak of a diplomatic cable from the UK's former ambassador to the United States, Sir Kim Darroch.
Independent - Published

London police officer who spiked drink and raped Tinder date jailed for 15 years in Antigua

Lee Martin-Cramp, 26, spiked victim's drink after using his position as Metropolitan Police constable to trick her into trusting him
Independent - Published

Man taken into custody in connection with London double homicide: police

Detectives investigating the double homicide of a pregnant woman and her baby arrested a 25-year old male on suspicion of murder, Britain's Metropolitan police said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Police filmed pinning down man 'having seizure', sparking brutality claims

Watchdog says it is questioning Met Police after footage widely shared
Independent - Published

Met Police to use drone to catch dangerous drivers

Safety charity Brake welcomes the use of technology to help "deter dangerous behaviour" on the roads.
BBC News - Published

Trump diplomat row: Police urged to open investigation

The Met Police are asked to look into the leak of emails calling the Trump administration "inept".
BBC News - Published

Kevin Spacey 'questioned by Met Police in US'

The actor is interviewed under caution over sex assault claims in the UK, a US website reports.
BBC News - Published

Kevin Spacey questioned by Scotland Yard over sexual assault claims

Actor Kevin Spacey has been questioned by Metropolitan Police detectives about sex assault allegations in the UK.
Independent - Published

Senior female Asian officer accuses Metropolitan Police of discrimination

Parm Sandhu claims she was denied promotion because of her race and gender
Independent - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Police urged to axe facial recognition after research finds four of five 'suspects' are innocent

Report also raises 'significant concerns' Metropolitan Police's identification system breaks human rights laws
Independent - Published

Brexit: MPs take legal action to force police to act over 'crimes' committed by Leave campaign during EU referendum

A cross-party group of parliamentarians is taking legal action against the Metropolitan Police over electoral offences in the 2016 EU referendum.
Independent - Published

Jo Brand's battery acid joke about milkshaking to be investigated by Met Police for alleged 'incitement to violence'

A comment made by comedian Jo Brand on BBC Radio 4 about throwing battery acid at politicians is being assessed by the Metropolitan Police.
Independent - Published

New Met Police recruits to get part-time work option

new met police recruits to get part-time work option
The Met believes it is the first force in the UK to offer part-time positions to its officers.
BBC News - Published

Metropolitan Police will allow constables to join part-time in bid to boost female officer numbers

Applicants will be able to choose between 40, 24 or 16 hours a week
Independent - Published

Grenfell Tower: Police carry out 13 interviews under caution as part of criminal investigation

Met Police records more than 7,000 statements from witnesses and community members
Independent - Published

Kingston World War Two bomb: 'No timeframe' for disposal

The Met Police says it has sought help from the Ministry of Defence to deal with device.
BBC News - Published

Kingston University campus evacuated over 'WW2 bomb'

kingston university campus evacuated over 'ww2 bomb'
The Met Police says it has sought help from the Ministry of Defence to deal with device.
BBC News - Published

Police chief says Extinction Rebellion protesters will be arrested 'very, very fast' and suggests officers were not assertive enough last time

The Metropolitan Police commissioner has said officers will be "more assertive" dealing with future protests by climate change activists Extinction Rebellion, who last week staged an 11-day..
Independent - Published

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