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Met launches free mag

The Beat is a free magazine for young Londoners.

About 100,000 copies are being sent to state schools in London, reaching almost every year-six student in the capital. The inaugural issue was distributed during Easter last week.

The quarterly magazine, funded by the Association of Chief Police Officers, covers problems such as gangs, drug abuse and weapons, besides dispensing advice on crime-prevention and tips on how the young can keep their communities safe.

The first edition features a contest which may land readers a chance to visit the Met headquarters at the New Scotland Yard and meet the MPS Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson.