SADIQ KHAN has been blasted by the UK Statistics Authority for ‘misusing’ crime figures.
The London mayor who has turned passing the buck when it comes to taking responsibility for the violent crime wave that continues to engulf London into something of an art form has been officially rebuked for misusing crime figures and forced to delete and incorrect tweet.
On July 17th, Khan tweeted the violent crime had doubled in Hampshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Warwickshire and Norfolk. However, the figures referred specifically to knife crime.
Sir David Norgrove, head of the UK Statistics Authority, rebuked Khan saying: “It is not the case that crime has been rising nationally, as has been suggested in some of your recent statements.”
London’s crime wave shows no sign of abating. On Saturday evening, an off-duty police officer was stabbed in the leg as they attempted to confront a gang of thieves on mopeds attempting to steal another moped.
A spokesman for Lewisham Police told the Express: “The 21-year-old victim of the attempted theft was also assaulted by suspects and suffered bruising. His injuries are not life-threatening. The incident is now being investigated by Lewisham Police and enquiries are underway to identify those responsible. Officers are keen to hear from anyone who either witnessed the incident or has information that could assist the investigation.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Lewisham Police by dialling 101 quoting reference CAD5786/11AUG, tweet @MetCC, or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.