Detectives are asking for the public's help to trace the owners of a hoard of stolen cameras - by releasing the photos stored in them.
Incidents of reported crime in London have dropped by 45,000 over the last year.
The police station front counters which are to close have been revealed in Mayor Boris Johnson's new crime and policing plan.
London's Met Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe will be knighted at Buckingham Palace today.
He was honoured in the New Year for services to policing.
A competition to design the new headquarters of the Met started today.
The Curtis Green Building in Victoria is just a short distance from the current and previous Scotland Yards.
Architects from around the world are being invited to submit their visions of what will be the command centre for Britain's biggest police force, from 20-15.
The Met is selling dozens of police properties to help cut costs, and divert money towards front-line police officers.
The details now from our Political Correspondent Simon Harris.
Scotland Yard has confirmed the location for its new headquarters as the force prepares to sell off its current landmark site amid budget cuts.
The Met Police has to save over £500 million and cost-saving measures include moving out of New Scotland Yard on Victoria Street in Westminster.
Its new headquarters as of 2015 will be the Curtis Green Building, the former Whitehall police station which has been empty for two years.
New Scotland Yard has been in its current location since 1967 but it was claimed that it would take an investment of around £50 million to modernise the building.The force paid £124.5 million for the building in 2008 and it costs £11 million per year to run.
Plans to sell around a third of Metropolitan police buildings over the next three years could save tens of millions of pounds in running costs, however this has raised concerns about the number of front desks that will be closed as a result.
From today, architects from around the world have been invited to enter a competition to design the new Metropolitan Police headquarters in central London.
The Met is due to move from New Scotland Yard in Victoria to a smaller building on Victoria Embankment in 2015.
The Met said it would cost around £50 million to remain at its current location as the building is in need of updating.
It is due to move to the Curtis Green Building, which is what architects are being asked to transform in the competition being run in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects.
A competition has been launched to design a new HQ for the Met Police.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson and the Metropolitan Police Service have announced that they are joining forces with the Royal Institute of British Architects to give architects the opportunity to design the new headquarters.
The current building is to be sold, and from 2015 the famous Scotland Yard revolving sign will move to a new location on Victoria Embankment - known as the Curtis Green Building.
The Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has come under fire from Conservative politicians over a leak of information to newspapers about the so-called 'Plebgate' scandal, which caused Cabinet Minister Andrew Mitchell to resign.
Some Tories have suggested he was the source of the leak and have called on him to resign.
Glen Goodman has the details:
London's Metropolitan Police clarified it has not arrested anyone associated with a Pakistan political party following Imran Khan's comments that he held the British Government responsible for the killing of a senior politician:
We would like to clarify that the MPS has not arrested any individual associated with a Pakistan political party. 1 of 2.From @metpoliceuk on Twitter:
We continue to investigate complaints about alleged comments from an individual associated with Muttahida Qaumi Movement. 2 of 2.From @metpoliceuk on Twitter:
Mr Khan, who leads the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, has blamed the death on the Muttahida Quami Movement's leader Altaf Hussain, who lives in the UK .
ITV News London understands that Andrew Mitchell is horrified by the behaviour of Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe regarding the 'Plebgate' scandal.
– Metropolitan Police statement
The Commissioner has been repeatedly questioned about Operation Alice (the police investigation into the 'Plebgate' affair) by members of the Home Affairs Committee and by journalists, including in the meetings with a variety of publications on the 25th and 26th March which are documented in our media contact register. He has always sought to allow the MPS to be held to account by providing accurate information whilst protecting the integrity of the investigation.
The Sunday Times is reporting that Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe is under growing pressure to resign over the leaking of details of the police inquiry into the Andrew Mitchell 'Plebgate' affair.
A freedom of information (FoI) request has reportedly revealed that Hogan-Howe had a private meeting with journalists just before they wrote articles claiming officers had found no evidence to support the former cabinet minister’s version of events.
The newspaper says the reply from Hogan-Howe’s office to the FoI request suggested that the meeting did take place but failed to disclose details of what was said.
Mitchell’s friends are now calling for Hogan-Howe to explain what was said at the meeting and provide details of his diary, tape recordings and notes.
The lack of detail has led to allegations of a cover up and calls from senior Conservatives for the commissioner to resign.