Hampstead residents criticise the Met after raising £210k to fund extra police officers

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Hampstead residents criticise the Met after raising £210k to fund extra police officers

Campaigners hoping to pay for extra police officers in Hampstead via crowdfunding say Met chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe’s objections are “simplistic”.

Jessica Learmond-Criqui's petition is linked to an ongoing campaign in Hampstead, where people are trying to raise money for a number of dedicated officers after the local police station was shut down in January 2014, which she says led to a rise in violent robberies.

But Sir Bernard told MPs he would be “intuitively against” the proposal if it meant that “we only provide extra policing to those who can afford it”.

 

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