The row about planned police cuts has exploded today, with claims that rape victims could be forced to report to officers based in coffee shops or supermarkets.
The Met has to make savings and Boris Johnson has defended closing front desks at police stations in favour of so-called "pop-up access points".
But critics claim some of those alternatives could put people off reporting crime.
The details now from our Political Correspondent Simon Harris.
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Passengers on the Underground, Overground, many mainline rail services and the can use bank cards instead of Oyster cards from today.
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Train, tube and tram passengers can use bank or credit cards to swipe open ticket barriers from today.