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Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe meets pupils as part of Bromley borough tour
MET Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe has met school pupils in Biggin Hill as part of a programme of events across the borough.
Mr Hogan-Howe had a challenging chat with the Charles Darwin School children where they question him about the Olympics, last summer’s disorder and dispersal zones.
At the school in Jail Lane they also asked him about the Met-Track athletics scheme, budget cuts, privatising of police services, protecting celebrities and the relationship between the police and young people.
Bromley borough commander Chief Superintendent Steph Roberts said: “The Commissioner and I were impressed with the quality of questions and the level of interaction.
“The Charles Darwin School is a great school and I thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to listen to the concerns of our young people.
“They are enthusiastic, energetic and care about their future and this was a fantastic opportunity to ensure that their voice is heard."
The Commissioner’s tour has included a visit to Ringlands Stables, Grays Road, Westerham, where he met residents taking advantage of a Safer Stables saddle marking session run by Darwin safer neighbourhood team.
The day will finish with his roadshow event at 6.30pm (refreshments from 6pm) at Christ the King, St Mary’s Sixth Form College, Chislehurst Road, Sidcup.
There people will be able to share their thoughts and ideas and listen to his vision for London.
Mr Hogan-Howe said: “Meeting Londoners face to face is very important to me and supports my vision for better communication with communities.
“I'm looking forward to continuing the events across the boroughs and making myself accessible to more of London's residents."