DIARY: Met Police PROs land Group 4 Excellence gong

As suppressions of protests go, the Metropolitan Police proved

themselves once again the nation's finest with their sterling efforts

hemming in anti-capitalists during this year's May Day protests.

Now the Met's press and publicity team has been recognised for its work

in 'supporting the operational strategy throughout the proceedings,

which allowed the team to manage the media in a positive light, despite

the difficult circumstances'.

This glowing praise came as the Met's PROs scooped the Group 4 Award for


The Met's deputy director of public affairs Chris Webb picked up the

gong at the annual Association of Police Public Relations Officers

awards, as well as a cheque for £1,500 which will go to the

development of the force's press office.

Presumably sponsor Group 4, which achieved infamy following a series of

prisoner escapes, was not in charge of ensuring the prize's safe passage

from the venue.

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