Donald Trump and Sadiq Khan continued their war of words over the violent crime in London (Image: GETTY)
This intervention came after US President Donald Trump said Mr Khan was a “disaster” who was “destroying London” and three separate people were murdered in attacks in less than 24 hours. Sir Christopher Chope, who is on the Home Affairs Committee, said the comments by Mr Trump were “fair”, as reported by the Daily Telegraph, he went on: “The spate of these murders is a disaster for law and order if the mayor holds himself responsible for these things, and he is, then he must be judged by results and they are terrible.” The homicide rate in London increased in both 2017 and 2018, having increased just twice in Boris Johnson’s eight years as London Mayor, in both 2013 and 2015.
David TC Davis, a Tory MP, who served nine years as a Special Constable in the British Transport Police before entering politics said restrictions and stop and search was hindering police from effectively carrying out their duties.
Mr Davis said: "If he was to say I want to change the police and criminal evidence act so that a convicted killer could be stopped and searched for a period after their release, it would happen.
“The only reason it doesn't is because we are frightened of left-wing politicians and press jumping up and down. A lot of these self appointed community leaders are not speaking for mothers of children who are often from black and ethnic minorities and are likely to become victims of these offences."
Ann Oakes, a campaigner who set up KnifeCrimes.org after her son was stabbed to death at a cashpoint in 2005 agreed Mr Khan needed to