Police make two arrests in drugs swoop on Wandle Park

Local police staged a special operation in Wandle Park yesterday, making two arrests and issuing one penalty notice, as they responded to residents’ concerns over increasing incidents of anti-social behaviour and drug-dealing.

The knife recovered in the police’s ‘action day’ around Wandle Park

According to the Waddon ward police, today they are making a submission to have two CCTVs installed around the park to assist in crime control in the area, where last month there was an attack on a woman, which is being investigated as a rape case.

According to a police source, “Yesterday we ran an action day at West Croydon and Wandle Park with a large number of officers.”

The police made one arrest for “immigration offices”, one arrest for possession with intent to supply, one knife was recovered from 15 stop and searches, and one penalty notice for disorder was issued to someone in possession of cannabis.

“We are also attending the Joint Action Group Meeting this afternoon where we will be applying to have CCTV fitted at both ends of Westfield Road,” the police said.

“One camera will hopefully monitor the gate into the car park of Wandle Park and one will hopefully cover the Pitlake car park.”


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3 Responses to Police make two arrests in drugs swoop on Wandle Park

  1. murrayrj86 says:

    They really need to get more CCTV installed at the tram stop or make better use of the one that’s already there. This is where a lot of people enter the park after hours. I can hear the crashing as people climb over the gate!

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  2. CCTV won’t stop the vandals getting in. It hasn’t deterred people from stabbing other people in North End. It might help catch criminals after they’ve committed crimes.

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    • George Wright says:

      That sounds good enough Arfur. We need to make places like Wandle Park, used for the enjoyment of children and young people, to no go areas. If dealers, Cafe burglars and arsonists get arrested subsequently, I shan’t break my heart over them.

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