Are there areas of London the police are afraid to enter?



Question

From The Daily Mail (online):

The US presidential contender caused worldwide consternation yesterday after a string of incendiary remarks about Muslims, including in Britain, and said: 'We have places in London and other places that are so radicalised that police are afraid for their own lives.'
Which areas in London exactly are no-go areas for the police?


Answer

In December 2015 the British Government, the Mayor of London, and the Metropolitan [London] Police all rejected the claim. Downing Street said the claims were "totally inaccurate", the then Mayor of London Boris Johnson said they were "utter nonsense", and the Met said:

"We would not normally dignify such comments with a response, however, on this occasion we think it’s important to state to Londoners that Mr Trump could not be more wrong... Any candidate for the presidential election in the United States of America is welcome to receive a briefing from the Met police on the reality of policing London."
The Prime Minister's spokesperson said:

"The Prime Minister completely disagrees with the comments made by Donald Trump, which are divisive, unhelpful and quite simply wrong,"
Boris Johnson went on to say:

"As a city where more than 300 languages are spoken, London has a proud history of tolerance and diversity and to suggest there are areas where police officers cannot go because of radicalisation is simply ridiculous... Crime has been falling steadily both in London and in New York - the only reason I wouldn't go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump"
Also worth noting that at the time the government, prime minister, and mayor of London were all Conservative. So their reaction can hardly be dismissed as leftist conspiracy or such.

If there's any parts of the country where the police can't go owing to radicalisation, it's likely only some parts of Northern Ireland. See The Troubles.
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