Questions have to be asked as to why so many crimes go completely uninvestigated

Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon has uncovered the disappointing fact that nearly 250,000 crimes reported to the Metropolitan Police last year were abandoned within 24 hours, without being investigated at all.

Caroline has written to Met Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick to ask for an explanation for the stark difference between the figures for 2020 compared to 2019.

Caroline said:

"Questions have to be answered as to why there were 105,000 more reported crimes screened out within 24 hours of being reported in 2020 than was the case in 2019.

"We have seen confidence in the Met fall to a low of 56 per cent, so restoring confidence is essential."

You can read the full story in the Evening Standard.