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LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan has responded after facing a huge amount of criticism for not speaking out following the news that London’s death rate had overtaken that of New York for knife and gun crime.
Responding to Mr Lammy’s comments, Mr Khan’s spokesperson said: “The Mayor’s door is always open to MPs who want to discuss vital issues in the capital and he frequently visits boroughs right across London to see what’s happening on the ground – and the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for Policing have been out with the police on knife sweeps this year.
“Knife crime is an issue across London and the country – and one that the Mayor takes extremely seriously.
“The safety of Londoners is his number one priority.
“We are focusing all our energy and resources on bringing those responsible to justice and Sadiq refuses to accept that nothing can be done to stem the appalling tide of violent killings. He is determined to work ceaselessly to stop it.”