London Mayor Sadiq Khan and wife Saadiya enjoy romantic moment while Lionel Richie sings ‘Three times a lady’ at British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park
- Mayor of London joined revellers at British Summer Time Hyde Park festival
- Sadiq Khan and his wife danced along to Stevie Wonder and Lionel Richie
- After he launched scathing attack on Boris Johnson for ‘homophobic language’
The Mayor of London was spotted letting his hair down with revellers at the weekend after launching a scathing attack on Boris Johnson for using ‘homophobic language’.
Sadiq Khan let loose with his wife Saadiya as they sang and danced along with thousands of others at the British Summer Time Hyde Park festival.
The Mayor was animatedly singing along to warm-up act Lionel Richie who took to the stage ahead of Stevie Wonder on Saturday afternoon.
Earlier on Saturday Mr Khan had launched the capital’s Pride parade with an attack on the would-be prime minister Boris Johnson for using ‘homophobic language’.
As the Mayor partied the capital saw another weekend of bloodshed, with four murder probes in three days.
Sadiq and Saadiya Khan at British Summer Time in Hyde Park while Lionel Richie was singing ‘Three times a lady’
The couple let their hair down with thousands of others at the annual music festival
Mr Khan and his wife watched multi Grammy Award-winner Stevie Wonder on Saturday
Mr Khan and his wife watched multi Grammy Award-winner Stevie Wonder who treated fans to hits including Signed, Sealed, Delivered.
His show, called The Song Party, was supported by Lionel Richie – who warmed up the crowd – on the Great Oak Stage on Saturday.
After the festival, Mr Khan took to social media to tell his followers that tackling violent crime was his ‘number one priority.’
He tweeted: ‘The Met Police, together with our City Hall-funded Violent Crime Taskforce, are working around the clock to keep us safe, patrolling violence hotspots and undertaking weapon sweeps across our city.’
But his remarks sparked a backlash from some, who labelled him the ‘selfie Mayor.’
Twitter user Alan Barry responded: ‘3 shootings in 24hours mate, stand down!’
A man in his 30s was gunned down in Harrow Road, Wembley, on Friday night and just 48 hours later, another man in his 20s was found dead in Wembley on Sunday night.
In Leyton, east London, a second fatal shooting of the weekend took place.
Mr and Mrs Khan chatted to fellow guests in the VIP section of the festival
Police were called to the Phoenix snooker club in Lea Bridge Road just before 3am on Sunday after a man in his 20s was gunned down. Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder over the incident.
On Saturday Mr Khan said Conservative Party leadership favourite Boris Johnson had used ‘the same sort of language’ as homophobes who have mistreated LGBT people, and called on him to ‘realise that language matters’.
Mr Johnson has been criticised for remarks including calling gay men ‘tank-topped bumboys’ in a 1998 Telegraph column unearthed by the Business Insider website.
He also attacked ‘Labour’s appalling agenda, encouraging the teaching of homosexuality in schools, and all the rest of it’ writing in The Spectator in 2000.
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