Cressida Dick to remain Met chief until 2024, ministers announce

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Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

Term extended despite backlash, as sources say possible replacements were not to Priti Patel’s taste

Ministers have defied critics and announced a two-year extension to Cressida Dick’s controversial term as commissioner of the Metropolitan police.

Dick’s five-year term was due to end in April 2022, and the prospect of her gaining two extra years had triggered a backlash from those wronged by the Met who see it as a reward for failure.

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