Category Archives: Crime

How Tories used Form 696 to ban black music from our clubs

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our local council has had a racist licensing policy for the past nine years. Now it’s time to celebrate, and enjoy, black music in Croydon’s night clubs, writes Councillor CALLTON YOUNG In 2008, the Parliamentary Select Committee on … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Business, Callton Young, Crime, Croydon Council, Dance, Music, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Police needs to re-build trust with the victims of crime

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Charity founder TRACEY FORD, pictured left, on how her family has been denied justice for more than a decade, since the shooting of her teenaged son, Andre, at Streatham ice rink, a murder for which no one has … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Crime, JAGS, Knife crime | Leave a comment

Inquest ‘was like re-living his murder’ says mother of shot teen

The Metropolitan Police have issued a formal apology to Tracey Ford, the founder of a Croydon-based charity, after they failed to inform her that a coroner’s inquest was being held into the murder of her teenaged son that happened 10 … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, JAGS, Knife crime, London-wide issues, Policing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Former Met officer accuses PM of having ‘blood on her hands’

This is a television news interview you’re unlikely to see re-run in full on any major news channel any time soon. After four young men were killed on New Year’s Eve in our city, Sky News conducted this interview with … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Knife crime, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Policing, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Police investigate bomb threat made against Labour MP’s office

The police are investigating a bomb threat made against the constituency office of Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones. The office, on Blackhorse Lane in Addiscombe, is due to be opened officially on Saturday morning by Emily Thornberry, a senior member … Continue reading

Posted in Caragh Skipper, Clive Fraser, Crime, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Ruskin House, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sutton forced to remove Silent Soldiers after vandalism

Sutton Council has been forced to remove its “Silent Soldiers” silhouettes, which were put up around the borough’s parks and public spaces in the past month in conjunction with the British Legion, following a spate of vandalism. Some of the … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Crime, History, Sutton Council | Tagged | 1 Comment

Police now conducting ‘stop and search’ to catch fly-tippers

A multi-agency clampdown against fly-tipping and other offences has this week seen police and council officials make their 31st seizure of a vehicle suspected of being used to illegally store or dump rubbish. More than 30 officers from Croydon Council … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Purley Way, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Thornton Heath, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment