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A planned public arrest carried out by London's Metropolitan Police commissioner was foiled when it was discovered the suspect was already in custody. Commissioner Paul Stephenson said he led an early morning raid on the suspected location of a man believed to be the handler of a major burglary ring, but officers busted down the door only to find no sign of their target, The Times of London reported Tuesday.
Ian Blair, head of the Metropolitan Police, resigned Thursday under pressure from London Mayor Boris Johnson, Blair said. Blair's announcement came a day after Johnson assumed the chairmanship of the Metropolitan Police Authority, The Telegraph reported.
Scotland Yard's commissioner is warning London police they could be in for criticism for the 2005 death of an innocent man shot by terrorist-hunting officers.
A DEDICATED police team has been set up to patrol Liverpool's John Lennon Airport. Liverpool John Lennon Airport Neighbourhood Policing is a team of 10 officers, led by an inspector, which has been funded by the Association of Chief Police Officers.
Home News IN BRIEF *A suspected terrorist who breached his bail conditions and went on the run has been recaptured by police. The 24-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested in east London, Scotland Yard said.
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- To fire mitraille at.