Priti Patel will demand a ‘full explanation’ from Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick today after police officers were overpowered and forced to flee a ‘mini riot’ after a block party in Brixton. The Home Secretary is due to meet the UK’s top cop following a second night of unrest as the scenes at an illegal party in south London on Wednesday were repeated when police were pelted with objects further illegal gatherings in Notting Hill, Streatham and Tottenham overnight. Dame Cressida has been accused of turning the Met into a ‘laughing stock’ and abandoning ‘law abiding residents’ to ‘mob rule’ after a video showed revellers chasing away police officers in Brixton while screaming ‘run them out’ as 22 officers were injured – including two who needed a full body scan. The Home Secretary will hold one of her regular meetings with Dame Cressida later this morning, and is expected to ask for a full explanation of what happened. Meanwhile, senior Tory sources have insisted London Mayor Sadiq Khan also needs to answer for the way the city is policed in the wake of the disorder. Tory MP Andrew Bridgen told MailOnline: ‘Cressida Dick has lost control of the streets to a… Read full this story
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