Singer and London mayor meet up for chat

Lily Allen met London mayor Boris Johnson yesterday (July 17) to discuss the problem of knife crime in the capital.

The singer met Johnson at City Hall after writing on her MySpace blog that she would like to do something to help tackle the problem.

She had written a blog urging UK citizens to stop “stabbing each other in the UK”.

Speaking about the meeting, Johnson told BBC 6music: “I welcome any constructive suggestions on combating knife crime and Lily Allen has already proved her commitment to help address this problem.

“I welcome her proposals and am keen to explore further how she can help us address this serious and distressing problem.

“There is nothing romantic or glamorous about knife crime and I’m delighted Lily will be using her considerable profile and fan base to spread that message.”