London Assembly: Is hot weather causing violent crime wave?

In an extraordinarily ill-judged tweet, the London Assembly’s official Twitter account has suggested that the weather is to blame for gun, knife and acid attacks in the capital.

With violent crime surging and Mayor Sadiq Khan’s response having been lacklustre to say the least, the tweet has received a huge backlash.

Instead of focusing on getting tough on crime, it is incredibly worrying that the Assembly would even entertain such a ridiculous idea.

Many tweeted their disbelief.

London Assembly Member Peter Whittle was equally disgusted with the suggestion that weather is to blame for horrific violence on the streets of London.

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Britain needs politicians pushing for more police on the street and harsher police sentences, not deluded conspiracies about the weather. What an insult.