Sadiq Khan ANGER: Mayor under fire for £1.7M fountain plan in violence-hit London

London mayor Sadiq Khan has been slammed for spending £1.7million on new water fountains instead of using the cash to fight crime.

Mr Khan intends to install 100 fountains and bottle refilling station across the capital in a bid to discourage single-use plastic waste. But his opponents criticised the mayor’s plans which come amid a spate of violent attacks in London.Conservative mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey told The Times: "At a time when violent crime is going through the roof, this sadly shows how skewed Sadiq Khan’s priorities are and is symptomatic of a wider culture of waste in City Hall, where money is being lavishly splashed on press officers and leadership courses." The new plans were revealed in the mayor’s draft budget along with a controversial £9million increase in his staffing costs.

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