Met Police chief declares war on 200 gangs in Lawless London – this map shows the yobs in YOUR street

The police boss vowed she would "relentlessly" target those responsible for the horrific spate of killings in the capital in the past 10 days.

It comes after a map showing the intricate web of gangs in London was released – with the patchwork covering most of the capital.

Fix people were killed in just six days in London, including 22-year-old Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez who was knifed to death in broad daylight.

Writing in the Standard, Ms Dick declared war on gangs, saying "enough is enough".

And she slammed gangs for recruiting "vulnerable young people, drawing them into a life of drug-dealing, sexual exploitation and violence through a false sense of belonging which is then incredibly hard for them to escape".

The top cop said police had increased the use of stop and search, as well as acting on intelligence to stop crime before it happened.

She added: "This week we have redeployed additional officers in south London who the public will see out and about with local officers."

In terrifying stats, Ms Dick said gangs were responsible for more than half of all gun crime in London.

Her heartfelt piece said officers took the rise in crime personally, adding: "They take this personally and are determined to arrest the people that blight our communities, often working bravely in dangerous situations."


John Ogunjobi, 16, Rocky Djelal, 38, Jai Sewell, 15, Malcolm Mide-Madariola, 17, and Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez, 22, were all killed in the six days from October 31 to November 5.

It's just another crime wave from this year, with fatal attacks on London's streets continuing to rise.

Gangs have been at the forefront of the crime, even boasting about their sick attacks.

Chilling Instagram threats were shared after the death of Tanesha Melbourne in April, with members appearing to claim responsibility for the 17-year-old's death.





It comes after maps posted online claim to show the area controlled by different named London gangs — with flashpoint roads that divide neighbouring patches seeing much of the violence.

Much of the bloodshed is from gang disputes over drugs and turf with knife-wielding thugs prepared to kill or be killed over their territory.

In South London around 50 gangs are thought to "control" territories from Earlsfield in the South West to Woolwich in the South East.

A high density of gangs in and around Brixton, Camberwell and Peckham make the area one of the most dangerous for knife crime in the country.

Stabbings across the capital are on the rise as figures show a surge in knife crime across the UK.

Figures from London's Metropolitan police showed that knife crime has surged by 16 per cent in the capital — as Britain's crime epidemic continues.

Just this week, tearful Susanna Reid blasted London Mayor Sadiq Khan over the epidemic as he admitted it could take TEN YEARS to tackle it.



Source: Read Full Article