LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan has responded after facing a huge amount of criticism for not speaking out following the news that London’s death rate had overtaken that of New York for knife and gun crime.
Sadiq Khan faced criticism from Nigel Farage, Nick Ferrari and even members of his own party for not stepping up following rising violence in the capital.
The London Mayor has now responded after Labour MP David Lammy admitted he had not spoken to the mayor despite four people being killed in his constituency since Christmas.
A spokesperson for the Mayor of London told Express.co.uk: “The Mayor is shocked and angered by the violent deaths on the streets of London this year.
“He is heartbroken that so many of those taken have been young lives – and his thoughts are with their friends and family at this difficult time.