Indiana couple have zombie-themed wedding

MUNCIE, Ind., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- An Indiana couple said they got a little bloody when they decided to have a zombie-themed wedding during Muncie's Zombie Walk.

Ian Blair, head of Scotland Yard, resigns

LONDON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Ian Blair, head of the Metropolitan Police, resigned Thursday under pressure from London Mayor Boris Johnson, Blair said.

Scotland Yard chief warns of criticism

LONDON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Scotland Yard's commissioner is warning London police they could be in for criticism for the 2005 death of an innocent man shot by terrorist-hunting officers.

Move to oust Scotland Yard chief picks up

LONDON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A move to replace Ian Blair as head of Scotland Yard was reported to be picking up momentum, the Times of London said Thursday.

New London mayor warns top cop on crime

LONDON, May 5 (UPI) -- Boris Johnson, newly sworn in Sunday as mayor of London, warned the head of the Metropolitan Police that his days are numbered if crime remains high.

Call for new tools to fight terrorism

LONDON, April 23 (UPI) -- Police chiefs in Britain say in order to fight terrorism they need an extension of the 28-day time limit for holding a suspect without charges.

London police diversify mascots

LONDON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Scotland Yard has begun a $30,000 program in London to add a team of ethnically diverse mascots to supplement Steve, the police's current white male mascot.

Report: U.K. terror laws strictest

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Britain has the longest limit for holding terror suspects without formal charge of any comparable democracy, a rights group said Monday.

Scotland Yard chief under political fire

LONDON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Political pressure mounted in London on Scotland Yard and its chief, Ian Blair, amid internal inquiries and alleged abuse of expenses.

Met police to blamed for innocent killing

LONDON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- An investigation into the shooting of a man mistakenly identified as a suicide bomber in Britain said the blame for the death lies with the Metropolitan Police.

BBC phone-in scandal prompts suspensions

LONDON, July 19 (UPI) -- The BBC Thursday suspended staff members in the wake of a phone-in scandal as British law enforcement agencies consider whether to launch a criminal probe.

British terror threat at 65-year high

LONDON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Islamic terrorists pose the greatest threat to British security since World War II, London's police commissioner said. "The threat of another terrorist attempt is ever-present," said Commissioner Ian Blair. "Christmas is a period when that might happen."

12 trained to set up terror cells in West

LONDON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida has trained 12 Westerners, including nine British Muslims, to set up terror cells in London and other Western capitals, it was reported Saturday.

British top cop: Islamist terrorists worst

LONDON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Britain's top police officer says Islamist terrorists are a greater threat to civilians than the Nazis were in World War II.

Muslim cop refuses Israeli Embassy duty

LONDON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- London's Metropolitan Police force is conducting a policy review after a Muslim officer refused guard duty at the Israeli Embassy on moral grounds.
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Sir Ian Warwick Blair QPM MA (born 19 March 1953) is a former senior British Police Officer who previously held the position of Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis from 2005 to 2008, at which time he was the highest ranking officer within the Metropolitan Police Service. Blair was responsible for the policing of Greater London, with the exception of the City of London, which is the responsibility of a separate force, commanded by its own Commissioner.

On 2 October 2008 Sir Ian Blair announced that he would officially step down from the post on 1 December after disagreements with Boris Johnson, the new Mayor of London. He was succeeded by Sir Paul Stephenson, QPM on 28 January 2009.

After attending Wrekin College, Shropshire and Harvard High School in Los Angeles, Blair read English Language and Literature at Christ Church, Oxford, and was awarded a Second Class Honours Degree.

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