Category Archives: Crime

Police chief says drop in knife crime is ‘just the beginning’

Croydon’s borough commander backs the use of stop and search to help continue reductions in levels of knife crime, and invites residents to join the police in swoops on ‘hotspot areas’ Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe, the Metropolitan Police’s borough commander, … Continue reading

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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. According to the Waddon ward police, today they … Continue reading

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City Hall policing public engagement focus group, CVA, Oct 10

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Norbury park’s friends group call for greater police powers

Anti-social behaviour, littering, and heavy drinking and substance abuse in and around a public park has prompted residents to call on Croydon Council to impose a Public Space Protection Order on Norbury Hall Park. The Friends of Norbury Hall Park … Continue reading

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Wandle Park concerns after rape, drug deals, gangs and arson

There is growing anxiety among residents and park users, with some beginning to regard Wandle Park as “a no-go zone”. As well as an alleged rape attack in the park last month, which is under police investigation, Wandle Park has become … Continue reading

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Extra CCTV camera for Queen’s Gardens over safety concerns

Queen’s Gardens, the much-reduced open space in the town centre, soon to be made into a quasi-private park for the residents of a tower block, is to get an extra security camera to, in the words of the council, “help … Continue reading

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Foxed! Scotland Yard calls off hunt for ‘Croydon Cat Killer’

After a three-year investigation, Scotland Yard this morning announced that they have closed Operation Takahe, saying that they found no human suspect behind the spate of dead cats attributed to “the Croydon Cat Killer”. A feature in New Scientist magazine, … Continue reading

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