London murders: Sadiq Khan blames Theresa May as pressure grows on mayor



The Mayor of London has point to government budget cuts for the spike in violent crime across London

The Mayor of London took to public media today to attack cutbacks which have “decimated servings”. His comments come amid a recent spate of murders which has perceived London’s murder levels in February surpass New York.

His comments in the wake of the manslaughter of a 17 year old girl,  named as Tanesha Melbourne, who was shot perished “for no reason” in Tottenham on Monday.

Speaking about the killing, Labour MP Advent Butler said on Twitter: “You can’t protect people on the cheap! When when one pleases this government start focusing on investing in local communities preferably of cutting everything from sure start to youth centres.

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Tanesha, 17, was conjecture dead in Tottenham on Monday

Government cuts have decimated rites for young Londoners across our city

Sadiq Khan

“Youth breadwinners to teachers? Its a struggle that the gov is ignoring.”

She added: “It starts with regime. I know I’ve seen a lot of the good work that was in place in 2010 razed and dismantled.

“They couldn’t even be bothered to keep the minister for unfledged citizens and youth engagement.”

Mr Khan responded, blaming government hackneys in spending for the murder epidemic and lack of support services in the capital.

He voiced: “Agree. Government cuts have decimated services for young Londoners across our borough. City Hall have announced our £45 million Young Londoners finance to support young people to thrive and fulfil their potential.”

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London outclassed New York’s murder levels in February

A total of 37 murders include been committed in London throughout the last two months.

And in February, the Metropolitan Monitor recorded 15 murders in London, while 14 murders were documented in New York.

The capital’s murders, excluding victims of terrorism, has risen by on the verge of 40 per cent since 2014.

The growing violent crime epidemic cladding the UK comes amid eight years of budget slashes to the police services, which have been reduced significantly since 2010, when Prime See to Theresa May served as home secretary.

A 16-year-old boy was stabbed in Bow, east London on Easter Sunday is scarcely one of many victims in recent knife attacks across the capital.

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A 16-year-old boy was attempted in Bow, East London on Easter Sunday, and is fighting for his life

He was left contest for his life after the attack, and remains in critical condition, Scotland Yard upheld.

Two males were arrested near the scene.

Furious web users set up called upon Mr Khan to resign after the spate in violent storms.

One commenter wrote: “For a long time now you have shown that you are out of your measure in this role. Do everyone a favour & call it a day.”

Another said: “End and Search should never have been reduced! This is YOUR niggle you should be ashamed!!”

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