London's Metropolitan Police

  1. George Michael Charged With Drug, Driving Offenses

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British police say singer George Michael has been charged with drugs and driving offenses after his car crashed into a building in an upscale residential area. London's Metropolitan Police department said Michael, 47, was charged on Thursday ...

  2. Police Defend U.K. Live Assessment Form

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The possible threat to the U.K.'s live music business from stringent provisions within the 2003 Licensing Act was once again the focus of attention, during an emotionally charged debate in London. But the Metropolitan Police defended the cont ...

  3. Conductor Downes, Wife Die In Swiss Suicide Clinic

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British conductor Edward Downes, a longtime stalwart at the Royal Opera and maestro of the first-ever performance at Sydney's iconic Opera House, has died with his wife at an assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland. He was 85. The couple' ...

  4. Police Reviews Live Music Risk System

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT London's Metropolitan Police has confirmed it is conducting a review into the contentious Form 696, a risk assessment procedure that requires details of the type of music and the names, aliases, phone numbers and addresses of performers 14 da ...

  5. Met Police Defend Form 696

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Representatives from London's Metropolitan Police have attributed a drop in the number of London's club-related shootings to the controversial Form 696, a risk assessment scheme that requires details of live music events to be handed ove ...

  6. Met Investigates Urban Music Awards Incident

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST London's Metropolitan Police has confirmed it is investigating a serious incident at the sixth annual Urban Music Awards. The awards had to be halted when police were called to the Indigo venue at the O2 in Greenwich at 10.10pm on Nov. 15 aft ...