This is not a time for party politics - my first thoughts are with the victim and his family. I share the community's deep shock at this latest shooting.
I recently met with Chief Superintendent Jeremy Burton, Lewisham’s new Police Borough Commander. We spoke about his impressions of the area and his plans for the future, as well as some particular areas of concern.
On Friday I met with Evelyn and New Cross Safer Neighbourhood Teams, residents and other representatives to discuss how to tackle the issue of street drinking in the area.
The Safer Lewisham Bus will be visiting five different locations across the borough from Monday 19th May until Friday 30th May.
I would like to praise the exceptional work of Lewisham Police in tackling crime in the borough.
Today I am speaking out against last night's vandalism that caused tens of thousands of pounds' worth of damage to the newly opened Stephen Lawrence Centre.
Lewisham Council and Croydon Council will share £79.5 million of funding for a Private Finance Initiative street lighting scheme.