It might be a bit ambitious to expect the coppers of Brixton to prosecute our last three Prime Ministers.
But anti-pollution campaigners have handed in a letter to the cop shop in Gresham Road demanding the long arm of the law reach into Downing Street to cobble the present incumbent, as well as Theresa May and David Cameron.
South London members of Climate Genocide Act Now handed in their demand to Brixton police station to charge Boris Johnson and his two predecessors with climate genocide.
The police were given a 17-page document detailing policy decisions by the three successive Prime Ministers which have exacerbated the climate emergency instead of tackling it, leading to famine, conflict and deadly weather events throughout the world.
Charmian Kenner, who took part in the action at the police station with her one-year-old granddaughter, said: “These three politicians have used their powers to subsidise fossil fuel companies and cancel support for renewable energy, knowing that by increasing carbon emissions they were condemning vulnerable people to death in other parts of the world.
They are also risking the lives of future generations here in the UK.’
Hannah Lyons-Tsai, another participant, said: “The impacts of the climate crisis are devastating.
A team of lawyers has prepared this substantial and significant charge and we are determined it should be taken forward.’
Officers at Brixton police station said they could not accept the document because there was no box to tick for ‘genocide’ on the form at the counter.
They advised the group to report the crime online.
However, the document was accepted and a crime reference was given at three other police stations in other parts of the country.