Category Archives: Crime

LibDems in Old Coulsdon catch the 999 bus over police cuts

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: Croydon’s LibDems, after a meeting in an Old Coulsdon telephone box, have just produced their manifesto. On policing matters, though, they haven’t missed the bus, as WALTER CRONXITE reports The local Liberal Democrats are leaving it late to … Continue reading

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Council deploys five more CCTV cameras in crime ‘hot spots’

Croydon Council has announced this morning that it is deploying five sets of CCTV cameras in the latest effort to deal with the rising tide of knife crime. Earlier this week, the police arrested two 17-year-olds on suspicion of causing … Continue reading

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One Million Poundworld: store fined after judge smelt a rat

Poundworld, the town centre branch of a national chain, has been hit with a fine of £1.2million for food hygiene and health and safety offences after a Croydon Crown Court judge said: “The smell of rodents’ urine was discernible upon … Continue reading

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MP Jones renews call for action after South Norwood murder

Sarah Jones, the MP for Croydon Central, renewed her calls for more police on our streets after the latest shocking murder in the borough, when a 20-year-old man was stabbed and killed in broad daylight yesterday, outside the Albert Tavern … Continue reading

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Councillors accuse Negrini of gagging them over The Godfather

A leaked email from the council chief executive suggests she is trying to cover-up her attempted cover-up of the sudden departure of three senior employees. STEVEN DOWNES reports Elected councillors, already angry at being left uninformed of important developments at … Continue reading

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Old Coulsdon’s pizza pest gets nabbed with £80 council fine

The Phantom Pizza Flinger of Old Coulsdon has been caught, and fined. Last month, Inside Croydon was first to report the strange turn of events by Bradmore Green Pond, where stale pizza bases were being dumped on an almost nightly … Continue reading

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More police cuts on the way as borough commands merge

Another raft of police reorganisation has been announced and, like all such re-organisations, the change is not to make the service better, just cheaper. For once, there seems to be cross-party unanimity over the proposals, as no party appears to … Continue reading

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