Detectives investigating the suspected theft of £1 million from two UK banks raided addresses in Enfield and Islington on Tuesday morning.
Watch CCTV footage of a major police crackdown on suspected criminal activity in the heart of the West End.
A body found in a well in Warlingham earlier this month, has been identified as Polish national Damien Chlivka.
– James Patrick, Metropolitan Police constable
They were showing in some reports... a 400% increase in street robberies. If you looked at the same reports a couple of days later, robberies would be static, but theft snatch would have increased by a large amount.
MPs have been told that police officers are massaging crime statistics to improve performance figures. A serving officer, with experience of the way the Met Police produces statistics, says offences including rape and child sex abuse are being recorded as "crime-related incidents" or "no crimes".
Met Police Constable James Patrick, who is currently awaiting disciplinary proceedings, said he became concerned after joining the force in 2009 and finding robberies being logged as "theft snatch" in order to get them "off the books". He said:
"The extent of this in the borough I was initially in was large."
An investigation has been launched after a dead body was discovered in a well in Warlingham today.
Police were called to the discovery on Audley Drive just before 2pm this afternoon.
It's being investigated by the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command. The body was of an adult who has not yet been identified.
Police are asking anyone with information to call their incident room on 020 8721 4961 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
David Anderson says TPIMs [Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures] allow closer surveillance of associates than Control Orders, but he adds:
I don't think TPIMs have been very successful as investigative measures.
A Commons committee has heard that Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, who escaped from a mosque in West London, was involved in fighting, attack planning and recruiting for Al Shabab in Somalia.
The Home Affairs Committee is hearing evidence from David Anderson, the independent reviewer of terror laws. Anderson says Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures are not a foolproof way of keeping the population safe, adding:
"I'm troubled by the fact that there are cases which can't be prosecuted at all."
Simon Chesterman, the Association of Chief Police Officers' lead on tasers, tells ITV London that tasers are a 'good option' for police to have at hand.
He was speaking at a taser training exercise for the Metropolitan Police today. Just yesterday a man was tasered by police in Battersea for threatening them with knives. He was later arrested for the attempted murder of a police officer.
A kebab shop worker who sexually assaulted an 11 year old schoolgirl while she waited for her food has been found guilty at court.
50 year old Ali Tok was convicted of sexual touching of a child under 13 at Woolwich Crown Court.
In February this year the victim went into Tok's Lewisham shop where he was serving behind the counter. As her order was taking a while he invited her to come and sit down in the back where he assaulted her.
He will be sentenced later this month.
Police are asking for witnesses to come forward after another cyclist has been killed on the capital's roads.
Francis Golding, 69 years old, collided with a coach at the junction of Southampton Row and Theobalds Road on Tuesday 5th November.
He was taken to St Mary's Hospital for treatment but died on Friday evening. The coach stopped at the scene and the driver was not arrested.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 020 8842 1817.
Police officers tasered an armed man in Battersea today after he threatened them.
They were called to Falcon Road when members of the public reported a man armed with a knife.
The suspect was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer and has been taken to a south London hospital with minor injuries.
One police officer also received injuries during the incident, but did not require hospital treatment. A number of knives have been recovered at the scene.