World Bulletin / News Desk
Cressida Dick has been named as new Metropolitan Police Commissioner, the first woman to hold the job as London police chief.
The 56-year-old succeeds Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the chief of the force who had served since 2011 until his retirement last year.
The appointment was jointly made by Home Office secretary Amber Rudd and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
"This is a historic day for London and a proud day for me as Mayor," Sadiq Khan said.
"Cressida Dick will be the first female Commissioner of the Met in its 187-year history and the most powerful police officer in the land," Khan added.
Dick led the force’s most sensitive operations including security operations during 2005 London bombings before joining the Home Office in 2014.
The new boss of the MET said it "is a great responsibility and an amazing opportunity."
"I'm looking forward immensely to protecting and serving the people of London," Dick said.