Met Police identify former Nationwide Crime Company boss as second in command

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ormer Nationwide Crime Company chief Dame Lynne Owens has been appointed interim deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police because the pressure seems to rebuild.

Having stood down from her earlier position on account of breast most cancers remedy, the 53-year-old pulled out of the race to succeed Cressida Dick because the Met’s commissioner. The job in the end went to Sir Mark Rowley.

Dame Lynne tweeted: “Some information about my skilled life! Can’t wait to get began…”

The Met is recovering from a sequence of scandals, together with Sarah Everard’s homicide, claims of indecent messages despatched between officers, and the two officers jailed for sharing crime scene footage on WhatsApp. Ms Dick stood down in April.

Sir Mark added: “Lynne is outstanding. She is an excellent chief, who brings immense operational experience and expertise pushed by the worth of public service.

“She is a dynamic chief officer who is ready to confront challenges and is passionate concerning the relationship between police and communities. We’re lucky to have her be part of the group.”

Dame Lynne didn’t state why she had pulled out of the candidacy to change into commissioner however mentioned it was not health-related.

She has beforehand served as chief constable of Surrey Police; she additionally served as assistant commissioner with the Met from 2010-12 – a job wherein she was succeeded by Sir Mark.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan added: “I look ahead to working carefully with Dame Lynne and Sir Mark to revive belief and confidence within the police and construct on the numerous success we’ve made in driving down violence and crime in our metropolis.”


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