Mayor to review Met performance

The Mayor of London will review the Met Police's performance in tackling crime in the capital at a meeting of the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime's Challenge Board today.

Boris Johnson will chair the board, which will focus particularly on the Met's progress in achieving a 20% reduction in crime, which is one of the key targets set out in MOPAC's Police and Crime Plan.

The Mayor and Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, will put questions to the Met's Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Assistant Commissioner.

The Met recorded 728,185 crimes in London in the year to September 2013, which is nearly 70, 000 less than the previous year.