Dagenham and Rainham MP and London assembly member take part in Met-wide initiative walking the streets with officers

PUBLISHED: 13:00 21 December 2017

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas with police officers as part of the Walk the Met initiative.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas with police officers as part of the Walk the Met initiative.

East Area Command Unit

An MP and London assembly member took to the streets in line with police officers, as part of a Met-wide initiative.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas and Havering and Redbridge London assembly member Keith Prince joined officers last Friday, as they geared up for Christmas with thousands of shoppers and party-goers in London.

The Metropolitan Police Service invited political figures from around the capital to join them on the beat over a 48-hour period as part of the annual #WalkTheMet initiative.

The East Area Command Unit welcomed both of them, taking Mr Prince around Havering and Redbridge and Mr Cruddas around the Dagenham and Rainham area, where they got to find out more on what happens in different parts of the borough.

Mr Cruddas said: “Walk the Met is a brilliant initiative and it was great to get a real insight into the kinds of issues that our local police face every day in the communities they support and help keep safe.”

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