An MP went out on the beat as part of a London-wide initiative.

Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers went out on the beat with police officer from the team in Brunswick Park ward on Thursday.

The walk was part of the Walk the Met initiative, where MPs were invited to join police officers on their beat to learn more about what they do.

Ms Villeirs walked around Brunswick Park Road, Osidge Lane, North London Business Park and surrounding streets with PC Augustine Anyaegbuna, PC Ian Cotte, and PCSO Justin Burda, stopping off at Brunswick Park School to meet teachers and children there.

She said: "It was great to hear at first hand about the work of our neighbourhood police teams in Barnet. They are a crucial part of policing in the borough and play a crucial role in responding to the concerns of my constituents and providing a visible police presence.

"Being a front line police officer or PCSO is a difficult job. I know that our local police teams face some tough situations. We discussed concerns felt locally in the ward about burglary and it was good to hear about the action being taken by the police to try to crack down on this crime which causes real distress to residents who fall victim to it."

She added her gratitude to the officers who walked with her and the teachers she met at the primary school.

Last year, Ms Villiers visited the East Barnet ward with PC Sarah Wigley, and Finchley and Golders Green MP Mike Freer has organised to 'walk the Met' in February.