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Met officials called a ‘total disgrace’ for performing dance routine in Edmonton

That will stop knife crime! Met officers are branded a “total disgrace” for performing a dance routine as part of a “youth engagement” event in a crime-ridden London suburb.

  • Five officers did a TikTok-style dance in Edmonton, north London, on Saturday.
  • They performed on stage to the 1983 hip hop song It’s Like That by Run-DMC.
  • A senior retired Scotland Yard officer said: ‘It’s a total disgrace. These officers should be on patrol, not dad dancing’

Five police officers have been branded ‘shameful’ for performing a TikTok-style dance in a north London suburb with a high crime rate.

Footage from a community ‘youth engagement’ event in Edmonton last Saturday shows the four PCs and a sergeant breaking out moves to Run-DMC’s 1983 hip hop song It’s Like That.

His routine, which lasted about a minute on stage and included synchronized movements, received some applause, but not everyone was impressed.

Mick Neville, a retired Scotland Yard senior detective, said Sun: ‘It’s a total disgrace. People don’t want to see the police dancing in the street. Edmonton is a high crime area. These officers should be on patrol, not Dad dancing.’

These five police officers have been branded 'shameful' for performing a TikTok-style dance in a high-crime North London suburb

These five police officers have been branded ‘shameful’ for performing a TikTok-style dance in a high-crime North London suburb

Images from a community event

Footage from a “youth engagement” community event in Edmonton last Saturday shows the four PCs and a sergeant breaking out moves to Run-DMC’s 1983 hip hop song It’s Like That

The officers’ attempt to engage effectively with locals also sparked a backlash on social media.

One Twitter user said: “That’s why they didn’t have enough time to properly investigate when my truck was broken into and I lost all my tools.”

Another said: “And with those dance moves, there have never been more stabbings in London.”

The police team tweeted positive vibes.  However, her routine sparked a backlash on social media.  In March of this year, 387 crimes were reported in Edmonton

The police team tweeted positive vibes. However, her routine sparked a backlash on social media. In March of this year, 387 crimes were reported in Edmonton

Meanwhile, actor/activist Laurence Fox posted: ‘The @metpoliceuk meets to celebrate the eradication of all crime in London. Well done, boys and girls.

Some, however, showed appreciation, with one tweet reading: “What’s wrong with police taking part in a pre-arranged event designed to engage young people in a deprived area of ​​London?”

Following the event, the Edmonton Green Police Team tweeted: ‘Thank you for your support. The idea behind the event was a battle of rapping, dancing and singing that involved the community.

‘As part of that, we were asked [to] we danced (and sang)… so as a neighborhood team, we did it… to be part of the community.’

In March this year, 387 crimes were reported in Edmonton, according to www.police.uk.

These included 142 reports of antisocial behavior; 63 violence and sexual crimes; 35 drug-related crimes; and 147 classified as ‘other’.

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