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Part-time roles offered to police officers

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New police constable recruits will be able to join the service in a part-time role, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has announced

From November, new recruits will be able to complete their police training part-time and hit the streets of London in a part-time role.

The Met believes it is the first police service in the UK to make this offer and hopes it will make the role more attractive to those who may consider a career in policing but feel unable to because of family or other commitments.

“The case for doing this was clear - we know that one of the obstacles stopping some people from fulfilling their dream of becoming a police officer has been the lack of flexibility in how they have to train and balance their family life. We will continue to break down barriers where we know they exist, as we strive to open up a career in policing with the Met to even more people."

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Two more teenagers have been charged with the murder of a Brazilian man who died Battersea.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Thursday after he was arrested and charged the previous day for the murder of Iderval da Silva.

The Metropolitan Police said he has been remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey on 10 July.

The other teenager - a 17-year-old male, who also cannot be named - was arrested and charged with murder on Thursday and is due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Friday.

Mr da Silva, 46, was found by emergency services with a head injury on Charlotte Despard Avenue at about 16:30 on 25 May.

He died in hospital three days later.

Jaden Richards, 19, of Strasburg Road, Wandsworth, was charged with Mr da Silva's murder on 31 May.

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Number of police officers 'risen above 30,000' - Met

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Sir Stephen House told the Police and Crime Committee the number of officers employed by the Met had now increased above 30,000.

The deputy commissioner said the force was looking to increase officer numbers to 31,000 "by the end of the calendar year".

"We should celebrate the fact that we're growing as an organisation," he said,

Policing during Trump visit 'effective so far' - Met

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The Met's deputy commissioner told the Police and Crime Committee he believed policing during Donald Trump's state visit and gone "very well" so far.

"The plans worked very effectively", Sir Stephen House said.

The deputy commissioner also said it was not yet possible to estimate how much the visit will cost the force as "it is not finished yet and there may be unexpected costs".

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