Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Comments by US presidential hopeful Donald Trump that parts of London are "so radicalised the police are afraid for their lives" have been attacked as outrageous and appalling

The Republican nomination contender made the remarks in a TV interview, following his call for Muslims to be banned from entering the US.
He also said Paris is "no longer the same city it was".
The mayor of London said the comments were "complete and utter nonsense".
A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: "We would not normally dignify such comments with a response, however on this occasion we think it's important to state to Londoners that Mr Trump could not be more wrong.
"Any candidate for the presidential election in the United States of America is welcome to receive a briefing from the Met Police on the reality of policing London."

Mayor Boris Johnson said the remarks were ill-informed.
"As a city where more than 300 languages are spoken, London has a proud history of tolerance and diversity and to suggest there are areas where police officers cannot go because of radicalisation is simply ridiculous," he said.
Mr Johnson said police officers were doing "excellent work" in London.

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