Boris Johnson visits Sutton and talks police, Nick Clegg and trams

Sutton Guardian: Boris Johnson on Sutton High Street today Boris Johnson on Sutton High Street today

Boris Johnson was in Sutton this morning talking police, his recent controversial comments about Nick Clegg and bringing the tram to Sutton.

The Mayor of London was in the High Street observing how police officers wearing body cameras can help fight crime. 

Sutton Guardian:

Boris with Borough Commander Guy Ferguson 

He was keen to talk about the tram and said if people want the tram to come to Sutton they need to ask for it.

He said: “I was giving a speech at the top of [the High Street]and said ‘right we are going to bring the tram to Sutton’ and I said ‘who wants the tram?’

“One person put up their hand and said ‘I don’t’.”

Coincidentally Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is also visiting Sutton today – just days after Boris called him a ‘lapdog of David Cameron’ who was preventing the Government from making ‘sensible policy’.

Mr Johnson laughed when he heard Mr Clegg was also visiting and said: “I take it back. I compared him to the Emperor Valerian who was skinned and hung on a wall.”

When asked if he would like that to happen to Mr Clegg, Boris responded: “I don’t know. I don’t want to be too abusive about the poor fellow – I’m sure he will get a warm welcome in Sutton.”

Mr Johnson complimented the local police force and added: “They are leading the way with the cameras and we are hoping to reel them out across London.

“I complimented officers here on what they have been doing. If you look at their record on the whole they are doing really good.”

Mr Johnson and Home Office Minister Damian Green MP patrolled the High Street with officers wearing the devices on their uniforms. 

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) has funded 20 small cameras in Sutton to tackle anti-social behaviour and record responses to domestic violence incidents.

Sutton Guardian:

Boris talks to a little girl on the High Street 

Sutton Borough Commander Detective Chief Superintendent Guy Ferguson said: “We were delighted to receive a visit from the Mayor of London in support of our continuing borough-wide initiative against violent crime in the street and in homes.

“The use of body worn cameras is one of the innovative ways we are working to prevent and reduce violent crime even further in Sutton, which is already a low crime borough and one of the safest boroughs in London.“

In 2012/13, MOPAC funded the Sutton Business Crime Reduction Partnership as part of its £18m London Crime Prevention Fund providing grants to local projects tackling crime across the capital.  In the last year crime in Sutton has been cut by eight per cent.


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1:23pm Thu 19 Dec 13

LiberalsOut says...

Boris and Clegg on the same day
What have we done to deserve that ????
Boris and Clegg on the same day What have we done to deserve that ???? LiberalsOut

3:10pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Liberals are deluded says...

A mop haired pompous idiot and a genocidal liberal... Please go away , go to china anywhere just stay away
A mop haired pompous idiot and a genocidal liberal... Please go away , go to china anywhere just stay away Liberals are deluded

10:46pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Liberals are deluded says...

Ha ha ha lots of Boris 'Kemal' Johnson fans on here... If only you knew
Ha ha ha lots of Boris 'Kemal' Johnson fans on here... If only you knew Liberals are deluded

5:44pm Sat 4 Jan 14

tonypattison says...

Tramlink Sutton is so vital to Sutton - we have been campaigning for it for a long time and every time it has gone out to consultation it has received overwhelming support, which the Mayor of London will be pleased to know.
It will cut pollution, bring prosperity and put Sutton on the map, all at a fraction of the cost of upgrading the conventional rail network
Tony Pattison
Tramlink Sutton is so vital to Sutton - we have been campaigning for it for a long time and every time it has gone out to consultation it has received overwhelming support, which the Mayor of London will be pleased to know. It will cut pollution, bring prosperity and put Sutton on the map, all at a fraction of the cost of upgrading the conventional rail network Tony Pattison tonypattison

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