The Mayor's Office has confirmed Boris Johnson authorised the highly-controversial purchase of water cannon - despite not yet getting the go-ahead from the Home Secretary.
City Hall says buying the German vehicles now will mean savings of £2.3million compared to buying new water cannon and ensures they are ready as soon as possible'.
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