Cressida Dick, the Commissioner of Police at the Met, has resigned.
The 61-year-old, who has held the role since 2017, confirmed the news in a statement.
It read: “Undertaking this role as a servant of the people of London and the UK has been the greatest honour and privilege of my life.
“Throughout my career I have sought to protect the people of this wonderful thriving and diverse city.
“There have been many tough calls. And many challenges. The 2017 terrorist attacks, the Grenfell fire, difficult protests, the pandemic, the murder of serving officers.
“I’m incredibly proud of my team and all they have achieved.”
She added: “There is much to do – and I know that the Met has turned its full attention to rebuilding public trust and confidence. For that reason I am very optimistic about the future for the Met and for London.”
It comes after Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said he had ‘no longer had sufficient confidence’ in her leadership of the force.
More to follow.
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