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As well as protecting people and property - and training David Beckham to drive a speedboat for the Olympics - the Marine Policing Unit at Wapping has another client base - the river's varied wildlife.

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East Londoners face having an unguarded river if the latest police cuts go through, according to MP Jim Fitzpatrick.

The Wapping-based Marine Policing Unit is facing a reduction of 40 per cent in its funding, which the Member of Parliament for Poplar and Limehouse said would put lives at risk.

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AN evening trip on the River Thames quickly turned to disaster for a crew of five adults and a dog, who were rescued from a narrowboat on a stretch of water near to Canary Wharf.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police and the Marine Policing Unit were called to the sinking vessel just before 5.30pm on Friday, and found it was already taking on water.

It became completely submerged just minutes later.