I’m appalled that violence came again to the streets of Wood Green last Friday, with one teenager losing their life and another young man left injured. Our community is understandably shaken and concerned by the continuing violence. I want to see an increased number of police officers to tackle the drug and crime networks and an immediate appearance of bobbies on the beat to provide reassurance to the Wood Green community. I met with Police on Monday to receive an update on the investigation and have written to the Home Secretary Sajid Javid to urge action and resources. Read my letter here.
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I am also one of 50 MPs, including every Labour MP in London, the leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Vince Cable and three MPs in The Independent Group to urge the Chancellor to announce more money for London’s police in this week’s Spring Statement. You can read our full letter here: