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Sadiq Khan thanks Cressida Dick on final day as Met commissioner

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The mayor of London has thanked the outgoing Metropolitan police commissioner, Dame Cressida Dick, for four decades of “dedicated public service” on her final day in the role. Dick resigned following Sadiq Khan’s publ...

Khan ousted Cressida Dick to deflect from his own failings, says police union

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London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, ousted Cressida Dick as Met chief to deflect from his own failings, the chair of the Metropolitan Police Federation has said. Ken Marsh, who leads the body representing rank-and-file office...

Dame Cressida Dick to stand down as Met police commissioner

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Cressida Dick has been forced out as head of the Metropolitan police after London’s mayor accused her of failing to deal with a culture of misogyny and racism within Britain’s biggest force. Dick’s dramatic resignatio...

‘She just did not get it’: how Cressida Dick’s support as Met chief unravelled

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Five years ago, the announcement that Cressida Dick would be the first ever female head of Britain’s biggest force seemed a landmark moment for policing and the nation. The Metropolitan police, one of the most iconic,...

Sadiq Khan warns Cressida Dick has days or weeks to act on Met failings

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The mayor of London has signalled he is prepared to try to oust the Metropolitan police commissioner in days or weeks over a series of scandals. Sadiq Khan said he was “disgusted and angry” by recent failings and that...

Cressida Dick to leave Met police post next week, says Sadiq Khan

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Cressida Dick will leave her role as the Metropolitan police commissioner at the end of next week. Dick’s last day will be on Sunday 10 April, the mayor of London’s office said. The home secretary, Priti Patel, had an...

Cressida Dick to leave Met police earlier than planned, says Priti Patel

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Cressida Dick’s tenure as the Metropolitan police commissioner will end next month, the government has said, with continued wrangling over a payoff and an inquiry announced into why she decided to resign. The home sec...

Can the Metropolitan police change after Cressida Dick’s resignation?

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Former chief of Nottinghamshire police, who called out the “toxic culture of sexism” in UK policing “The home secretary needs to announce a proper public inquiry into policing, as opposed to a localised look at the M...

Goverment agrees to review of how Cressida Dick was ousted as Met chief

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Cressida Dick has won a victory after the government agreed to a review of how she came to leave office after a clash with the London mayor, Sadiq Khan. The Home Office is expected to announce it will ask Sir Tom Wins...

Senior Met officer attacks Sadiq Khan over Cressida Dick exit

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Scotland Yard’s leadership has hit back at Sadiq Khan’s ousting of the commissioner of the Metropolitan police, Cressida Dick, claiming “due process” was not followed by the mayor of London and calling on the home sec...

Met police commissioner: likely candidates to succeed Cressida Dick

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It is not the done thing for candidates for the Metropolitan police commissionership to publicly discuss their candidacy, and those who apply will face an anxious wait to see if they have made the shortlist. Of the po...

Cressida Dick is staying as Met chief, but who else would take the poisoned chalice?

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In 1955, after being presented with a damning report on corruption within the Metropolitan police, the then commissioner, Sir John Nott-Bower, went to West End Central police station, stood on a chair and reassured hi...

Cressida Dick must be held accountable over Couzens case, says ex-Met chief

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Cressida Dick must be held accountable for an “appalling series of blunders” that allowed the killer of Sarah Everard to serve as a police officer, a former head of the Metropolitan police has said. John Stevens said ...

Cressida Dick: Met police chief left with ‘no choice’ but to stand down after losing London mayor’s confidence – live

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Dame Cressida Dick says she is to step aside as commissioner of the Metropolitan police after series of scandals damages trust in force

Cressida Dick to remain Met chief until 2024, ministers announce

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Ministers have defied critics and announced a two-year extension to Cressida Dick’s controversial term as commissioner of the Metropolitan police. Dick’s five-year term was due to end in April 2022, and the prospect o...

Cressida Dick on Prince Andrew allegations: ‘No one is above the law’ – video

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Speaking on LBC radio, when asked about sexual assault allegations against the Duke of York in a US civil case brought by Virginia Giuffre, the Metropolitan police commissioner said she would not 'talk about individua...

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