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Sadiq Khan speech at Socialist Fabian Society interrupted

Sadiq Khan's London has seen crime dramatically rise

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Sadiq Khan’s speech at the socialist Fabian Society’s new year conference was suspended for a short while due to protesters.

In video footage of the incident one man could be heard saying: “Ladies and gentlemen, we’re here today to make a non-violent, peaceful citizen’s arrest.”

While Sky News reporting pushed them as “Pro-Trump”, the live video shows them to be a peaceful protest aimed at performing a citizens arrest. In common law jurisdictions, the practice dates back to medieval England and the English common law, in which sheriffs encouraged ordinary citizens to help apprehend law breakers.

Source: Reuters

Sadiq Khan’s London has seen crime dramatically rise; knife and gun crime both up. Theft, burglary, rape and homicide all up too.

Theft went up by over 10,000 incidents in a year, up 33.9 per cent, and there were more than 4,000 additional knife crime incidents under Sadiq Khan than under his predecessor, a rise of 31.3 per cent.

Rape in the capital rose by 18.3 per cent, while there were 2,551 incidents of gun crime, representing a rise of 16.3 per cent on the previous year.

Only 6 areas in the report that compares November to October data from the years 2015/16 and 2016/17, show a decrease.

Maybe instead of focusing on Donald Trump, an issue primarily reserved for the state, an area Khan is not elected to deal with, he should focus on London.

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