5 May 2023

A ‘very low tolerance’ for anyone disrupting the coronation, says Met’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner

Europe Editor and Presenter

Tomorrow the Mall will echo with the sound of horses hooves, bugles, and carriage wheels as thousands of ceremonial soldiers accompany a new King to a very old throne.

But today – it’s high-vis vests, thousands of them, and an almost unprecedented police presence.

And some questions about the balance between liberty and security.

We spoke to the Met’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner Ade Adelekan.