Sadiq Khan under pressure to stop Met police's gun patrols plan

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The proposal, in response to violent crime, is supposed to increase public confidence but has been criticised

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has come under pressure to order Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan police commissioner, to stop plans for officers to patrol residential areas of the city with their guns on show.

The plans being considered by the Met are supposed to boost community confidence and public safety, but triggered swinging criticism on Thursday night.

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