The Metropolitan Police commissioner, Bernard Hogan-Howe
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Help police to stop-and-search, says new Met chief

More people should tell police that their friends or relatives are carrying weapons so they can be searched in the street by officers, Scotland Yard's new commissioner has said.

Bernard Hogan-Howe has pledged to continue with random checks around London, saying stop-and-search powers "can be effective".

But they were even more successful "when people give us information into who we should be stopping on any particular occasion", he told BBC London 94.9's Eddie Nestor.

  • 15 Sep 2011
  • From the section London