Sadiq Khan slammed for prioritising ULEZ over knife crime after Croydon stabbing

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Sadiq Khan has been instructed by a minister to concentrate on knife crime as a substitute of ULEZ (Picture: PA)

London Mayor has been slammed for prioritising over tackling the capital’s knife drawback after a young person was stabbed to loss of life on her option to college.

Richard Holden, the Roads Minister, on Thursday mentioned that the Mayor ought to focus extra on the town’s crime. 

On Thursday, the dad and mom of Elianne Andam, 15, described their daughter because the “gentle of our lives” earlier than attending an emotional vigil on the road the place she died in Croydon, south London.

{The teenager}, a pupil on the personal Previous Palace of Whitgift Faculty, was killed on Wednesday as she travelled to highschool.

Mr Holden instructed Sky Information: “I wish to see the mayor absolutely centered on crime and delinquent behaviour, I believe there have been some distractions from the mayor over the previous couple of months.

He added: “As an alternative of ‘flip flopping round Ulez’, I believe what we ought to be specializing in is issues that basically have an effect on individuals within the metropolis.

“The Mayor of London, as primarily the police and crime commissioner for neighbourhood crime in London, ought to actually be centered on that.”

Detectives from the ’s Specialist Crime Command are persevering with to analyze the circumstances that led to Elianne’s loss of life.

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A 17-year-old suspect arrested lower than two hours after the assault stays in custody.

A press release on Thursday, launched on behalf of her dad and mom Dorcas and Michael Andam, learn: “Elianne was the sunshine of our lives. She was vibrant and humorous, with many pals who all adored her.

“She was solely 15, and had her complete life forward of her, with hopes and goals for the longer term.

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An adolescent was stabbed to loss of life on her option to college. (Picture: Getty Photographs)

“All these goals have now been shattered. Our lives have fallen aside, together with that of our wider household.”

Mr Khan has been urged to repurpose the cameras to sort out crime, after the Metropolitan Police devoted a staff of officers to examine and establish these accountable for the assaults.

On Thursday, Mr Khan mentioned he had been “fairly clear” in regards to the penalties of austerity.

He instructed Sky Information: “If the Conservatives wish to use the homicide of a 15-year-old woman as a political soccer that’s as much as them. I’m not keen to play ball.”