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Sadiq Khan urged to get a grip on violent crime after Donald Trump accuses him of being a 'disaster'

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Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan should take on board Donald Trump’s criticisms and get a grip of the violent crime crisis in London, say MPs and campaigners.

After the murder of three people in separate attacks in less than 24 hours in the capital, they warned knife crime would continue to spiral unless the London mayor took a tougher stance on stop and search, secured more police officers and backed heavier sentences for repeat knife offenders.

President Trump tweeted that Mr Khan was a “disaster” whose policies in failing to tackle violent crime were “destroying London,” saying he should be replaced with a new mayor “ASAP.”

Sir Christopher Chope, a member of the Home Affairs Committee, said Mr Trump’s attack appeared...

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