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Metropolitan Police commissioner job advertised

Metropolitan Police commissioner job advertised. Credit: PA

The Home Office has published a job advertisement to recruit the next Metropolitan Police commissioner.

Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, said in September he would step down to retire seven months before the end of his current contract.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the new commissioner would be an officer who has policed in the UK, the US Australia, New Zealand or Canada.

The advert says the Home Office will stop taking applications on January 4 next year.

Kensington High Street closed and reopened following discovery of suspect package

Kensington High Street was on lockdown for around an hour and a half tonight, as police investigated a suspect package.

Restaurants and shops were evacuated after a suspicious item was found near Kensington Court at around 6.30pm.

Reports suggest the package was found in a restaurant.

The item turned out not to be dangerous and the road was reopened at around 8pm.

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