Category Archives: Crime

21 youngsters treated daily by A&E after violence, survey finds

The description of the rise of knife crime on our streets as an “epidemic” has been backed up by a report, published today, which shows hospitals across the country treating as many as 21 young victims of violence every day, … Continue reading

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Post-Brexit Hate Crime public meeting, ARCC, Apr 4

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Central Parade shop fined £6,000 for under-age knife sales

There’s little surprise that Croydon might have a “knife crime problem”, when established businesses think little of the consequences of flogging sets of deadly blades to kids. The council’s trading standards this week brought a successful prosecution at Croydon Magistrates … Continue reading

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Knife crime and violence community meeting, Fieldway, Mar 27

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Communities Against Hate Crime, Croydon Vision, Mar 13

Croydon Voluntary Action is hosting a Communities Against Hate Crime event at Croydon Vision next Wednesday, March 13. The free event starts at 4pm. Sarah Burns, the CVA’s head of communities, will open the event and introduce a wide range … Continue reading

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Police conduct borough-wide stop and search operation

Croydon police yesterday embarked on a borough-wide stop and search operation in its latest efforts to clamp down on knife crime. In doing so, the police managed to revive memories of “Operation Swamp”, the overbearing exercise which alienated police from … Continue reading

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Knife crime charity says lack of council support is ‘shame’

A leading figure in a high-profile charity set up to counter knife crime in Croydon has repeated claims that their organisation has been “unsupported” by the council. Monique Ribeiro is the mother of Eliza Ribeiro, who founded Lives Not Knives … Continue reading

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