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Police appeal after attack on student

Detectives are appealing for information following a vicious and unprovoked attack on a 16-year-old private school student in E14.

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Hogan-Howe: testing would act as a deterrent

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe says that drug-testing would help cut the number of users - as the risk of losing your job would act as a deterrent.

"It seems to me we have got to plant in people’s minds something to affect the demand as well as supply. You can think of many occupations where if you were working with a colleague you would want to be sure in fact that they were drug free."

– Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.

Met Chief calls for mandatory drug-testing

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe is the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. Credit: Metropolitan Police.

The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police is calling for mandatory drug-testing at work.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe says that anyone failing a drug test and refusing to get help should face the sack.

He wants it to cover all occupations, but the special focus would be on teachers, transport staff and health staff working in intensive care.

The law says workers must consent to being tested, but can face disciplinary action in certain circumstances if they refuse.



Met boss 'shocked and saddened' by death of officers

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe spoke on the subject of two female police officers killed earlier:

I am deeply shocked and saddened by the death of two officers in Manchester today in this horrific attack. It is a tragic reminder that officers face the potential for danger on a daily basis. My thoughts are with the families and colleagues of these brave police officers.

Commissioner delivers anti-crime lesson to school children

Bernard Hogan-Howe talks to kids at Edmonton County School Credit: ITV News

Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe visited a school in Edmonton today to highlight the dangers of knife crime.

The school was hit by tragedy a year ago when a 15-year-old pupil at Edmonton County School was stabbed to death in the street.

Negus McClean was stabbed a year ago Credit: Metropolitan Police

Negus McClean bled to death from wounds to his chest and thigh as his 13-year-old brother Elijiah wept at his side.

Negus was trying to stop a gang from stealing his brother's mobile phone when the attack happened.

The pair were chased by up to nine masked youths on bicycles in April last year after they went out for a takeaway.

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