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Watch: Sadiq Khan on tackling violent crime in London

A couple of weeks ago, we sat down with the Mayor of London to ask about some of the biggest issues facing the city – and also who would win in a boxing match between him and Boris Johnson. Our questions were all put forward by Londoners, and some of the answers were pretty revealing. We’ll be publishing one each week.

This week’s questions are from @EoinKelly123 via Twitter and Nicky Veitch via Facebook, on a topic that’s been on every Londoner’s mind recently: the increase in violent crime in the city, which has led to 74 murder investigations by the Met this year. Here’s what Sadiq has to say about how he’s tackling the problem.

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Kaye C

We have a huge diversity of different cultures and black police officers that have increased over the years, so too say that those that r stopped and searched feel victimised because of their skin colour feel victimised, well that's their insecurity and they should not feel that way if they have no intention to cause harm and those that r trying 2 suggest that r trying 2 deliberately deflect by not wanting 2 keep our streets safe, I feel if someone is acting or is looking suspicious no matter what their ethnic background or skin colour I do want the Police to stop and search, I don't care if those that don't like it get offended I rather they get offended then offend...