Sadiq Khan questioned on London crime rate in 2019
On Thursday, Londoners will go to the polls to vote for the next Mayor of London and over recent months, more than 12 teenagers have been fatally stabbed as crime spirals out of control. Now, ahead of the election, Dan Wootton has urged voters to vote Mr Khan out.
Mr Wootton wrote in his latest column in the MailOnline: “The quality of life in the world’s greatest city has been decimated these past five years and it’s impossible to cry foul any longer when it’s referred to as Lawless London.”
He continued to say how there is “less than 24 hours to save London” by voting out Mr Khan.
Mr Wootton continued: “Sadiq Khan has had five years (one of them for free when the election was delayed because of the pandemic) to make London better.
“He’s failed on every count and continues to blame everyone other than himself.
Sadiq Khan blasted over crime rate across London
Knife crime is out of control across London
“It’s high time he gets mugged off by London voters.”
In his column, Mr Wootton claimed there are only two viable candidates for the next London Mayor; Tory candidate Shaun Bailey and Laurence Fox.
Mr Wootton’s comments come after a 21-year-old man was killed yesterday in Brent Cross Shopping Centre, which sparked a murder investigation to be launched.
Despite the best efforts of everyone involved, the man died at the scene. Efforts are underway to inform his next of kin.
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Tory Mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey
An 18-year-old man has been arrested nearby on suspicion of murder.
A second man, also believed to be aged 18, has been arrested on suspicion of affray.
In the past four months, as many as 12 teenagers have been stabbed to death across the capital.
This is not the first time the Mayor of London has been attacked for letting crime get out of control across the capital.
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Last month, Mr Bailey launched a scathing attack on Mr Khan claiming “crime is out of control” across the capital.
He tweeted: “Crime is out of control in London.
“I’ve been a youth worker for 20 years.
“I know how to address the causes of crime.”
Crime in London is out of control
Since March 2020, there were more 15,900 knife crimes across London which is a staggering increase to the 9.752 crimes during Boris Johnson’s time in City Hall.
Throughout March, London saw a string of bloody, fatal stabbings as Mr Khan faced increased pressure to tackle knife crime.
Two men were stabbed in Hounslow at the end of March and one of the victims died from his injuries.
The week before, a man was rushed to hospital with stab injuries following an incident in Pimlico.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan
Another man died after being stabbed in Walthamstow days before and at the start of March, a teenager was found with injuries and was rushed to hospital for treatment.
Following the stabbing in Pimlico, Mr Khan was lambasted by rival mayoral candidate Brian Rose who branded the current Mayor “apathetic” in the wake of a string of knife attacks.
Mr Khan said: “I’m committed to being tough on crime by investing more in policing than any other mayor, and tough on the causes of crime by funding hundreds of positive opportunities for young Londoners in high crime areas of the capital.”