London police accused of ignoring crime epidemic after PR stunt where BMW was dressed up for patrol

Mail Online | 7/9/2019 | Henry Goodwin For The Daily Mail
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Police in London have shown off an extravagant £130,000 Batmobile-style car, but won't be using it to fight crime on the capital's violence-ridden streets.

The flashy car, an eco-friendly hybrid BMW i8, patrolled the roads near the Met's headquarters yesterday as part of the police's efforts to prove it is obeying the city's controversial new Ultra Low Emission Zone.

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The ULEZ, introduced by Mayor Sadiq Khan in April, punishes older petrol and diesel cars for driving in certain parts of London.

German car manufacturer BMW loaned the car to the Met, which can reach a top speed of 155 miles per hour.

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Critics leapt on the PR stunt, accusing the Met of neglecting London's knife crime epidemic.

Former Detective Chief Inspector Mick Neville told The Sun: 'Too often, senior police officers forget the role of the police...
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