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A male cyclist who was involved in a collision with a car in Merton early this morning has died in hospital. The 25-year-old's next of kin has been informed. The driver of a silver Honda Accord who stopped at the scene was arrested. Police are requesting that anyone with information should ring the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8543 5157.
A cyclist is in a critical condition after a collision with a car in the early hours of this morning. Police were called to Kingston Road in Merton at 12.45am.
The 25-year-old man was taken to hospital. He is currently in a critical condition.
The Metropolitan Police Service will host an open day at their Mounted Training establishment in Surrey today. This is a chance for specialist units that support the force on a daily basis to showcase their talents.
Demonstrations will include mounted officers jumping through rings of fire, a helicopter pursuit and a public order demonstration. There will also be an appearance from the newest puppy recruits. There will be an opportunity to talk to officers about their work and entry is free all day.
– Mark Bird, Chief Superintendent
"This open day promises to be fun and enjoyable for visitors of all ages. It is a perfect opportunity to come and see some of the exciting and varied police units that support daily policing on London's streets. There will be plenty of officers on hand to chat to and answer any burning questions you may have about individual units, whether that be about sniffer dogs, the mounted branch, the police helicopter, the Territorial Support Group or the even Marine Police Unit."
Cecilia Goodwin, a lawyer who campaigns for reform of the Metropolitan Police, told ITV News that the force's move to recruit exclusively from London was a "step in the right direction".
Ms Goodwin added: "I think there is a long way to go, but it is a positive step [...] I think we are still in the early stages [...] This goes towards what we are working towards".
With the Metropolitan Police planning to recruit exclusively from the capital, ITV London asks our Twitter users whether it is a good idea:
@itvlondon this is not a new thing, back in the mid 90s they did they same thing!!
@itvlondon good luck living in London on a police wage!!
@itvlondon yes. You need local knowledge and a feel for the area in a job like that of a police officer. Especially in a city. All for it.
– Siobhan Eliot
No one can afford to live in the city so recruitment will suffer (again).
– Chris Hall
We can't stop Europeans coming into this country to knick all of our jobs. But we can stop people living outside of London joining the Met! Seems a bit exclusive to me. Surely this has to infringe some European law somewhere along the line. And as you know, we must not disobey Europe, must we.
– Sarah Hancock
Have agree too disagree. Living in London you have to know your knowledge, If your a outsider and quick to pick up then no each person is different the Met is changing all the time.
A Metropolitan Police move to recruit constables exclusively from London is about "competence rather than colour", the deputy mayor for Policing and Crime has said. Stephen Greenhalgh added:
We need a Metropolitan Police Service that is made up of many more Londoners so the force has the diversity of talent needed to police a great global city.
As London grows and changes in the decades ahead, the police must change too so that they can police effectively and maintain public consent. That means having officers who understand the dynamics of this city and who have the skills to connect with and serve all Londoners
The police need a workforce with a good understanding of the diverse communities they serve, Policing minister Damian Green has said, after it was announced that new police constables would be hired exclusively from around the city.
Officers must be able to gain the trust and support of those communities to report crime and work with them. A workforce which is drawn from and reflects the communities it serves is an important element of fair and effective policing.
I support the Met Commissioner and Mayor of London's determination to ensure that their workforce can understand and relate to communities in a modern, diverse and dynamic city like London.