Mayor should apologise for his foolish decision to purchase water cannon – Caroline Pidgeon

July 15, 2015 2:44 PM

Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the Home Secretary's decision to not grant permission for the use of water cannon in England and Wales said:

"After carefully examining the evidence the Home Secretary has made a wise decision.

"Water cannon run the risk of innocent people being injured and would certainly undermine policing by public consent.

"The Mayor of London very foolishly purchased a number of water cannon despite the Met having no authority to use them. The Mayor must now apologise to London taxpayers for his foolish and costly actions."