Category Archives: Knife crime

Cut It Out tackling knife crime event, Selhurst Park, Jun 1

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The Tories’ record on policing numbers does not add up

Crime is an important issue in Croydon’s council and Mayoral elections. Or at least it should be. ANDREW FISHER polices the claims of the competing camps, and adds some essential context Policing matters. The amount of violent crime is higher … Continue reading

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Police say dead man’s injuries may have been ‘self-inflicted’

The Metropolitan Police have announced that they have stopped treating the death of a man in Addiscombe on Thursday as a murder case, and the three men that they arrested have been released on bail. The dead man, now said … Continue reading

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Murder investigation under way after Addiscombe stabbing

Three men were arrested last night as the police began a murder investigation after a man was found dead in Leslie Grove Place, off Cherry Orchard Road in Addiscombe. It is the third violent knife crime incident in the borough … Continue reading

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London Road cordoned off after latest knife crime attack

Photos by LEE TOWNSEND Another day, another stabbing in Croydon. London Road in West Croydon was cordoned off by police as a crime scene this morning after reports of the latest knife crime incident. On this occasion, the victim, a … Continue reading

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Mr Motivator gets Oasis pupils moving in Zaian fund-raiser

While Croydon Council flogs off one park lodge on the cheap today, tomorrow a charitable foundation with property assets worth nearly half-a-billion pounds will be staging a fund-raiser in another park to get the money to pay for the purchase … Continue reading

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We need serious solutions to tackle the capital’s crime crisis

A Labour front-bench spokesman was told this week that his suggestion to ‘name and shame’ recreational drugs users was ‘nonsense’. In his latest column, ANDREW FISHER looks at his party’s recurring problems when they try to flex their law and … Continue reading

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Oasis to convert Ashburton Lodge into Zaian youth centre

Working in partnership with a major schools academy trust, Croydon’s Labour councillors have stepped in to halt the sale of a park lodge in order to use the building as a youth centre in memory of 15-year-old Zaian Aimable-Lina, who … Continue reading

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Police make arrests in Zaian Aimable-Lina murder investigation

The police have named the victim of  Thursday night’s fatal stabbing in Ashburton Park as 15-year-old Zaian Aimable-Lina. A post-mortem examination conducted yesterday gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the heart. The police arrested another 15-year-old … Continue reading

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Another teenager’s tragedy as boy killed in Ashburton Park

30 The number of teenagers murdered on the streets of London in 2021 – a record death toll in the age group, after a 16-year-old was killed in Hillingdon last night 4 The total of Croydon teenagers killed through knife … Continue reading

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16-year-old arrested in Jermaine Cools murder investigation

The police have made an arrest in the investigation into the murder of 14-year-old Jermaine Cools at West Croydon on November 18. Cools was the third teenager to be killed in a knife crime attack in Croydon in 2021, one … Continue reading

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Police seeking witnesses to Selhurst stabbing in broad daylight

There was another stabbing in broad daylight on the streets of Croydon yesterday. On this occasion, the victim was able to make it to hospital with the help of the police and London Ambulance Service and is expected to recover … Continue reading

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Tories try to make crime pay by misleading over figures

Croydon’s Conservatives have shifted up a gear in their campaign efforts ahead of next May’s local elections, but WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, has been fact-checking their latest video nasty Inside Croydon’s loyal reader has probably already twigged that there … Continue reading

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Met Police’s Town Centre Team has started its new beat

Extra police officers were out on the streets of central Croydon today, as the Metropolitan Police launched the first set of “Town Centre Teams” to try to reduce levels of crime. The Croydon team comprises of one inspector, two sergeants … Continue reading

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Council axes its annual grant to flagship Legacy Youth Zone

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the latest casualty of the council’s financial mismanagement The Legacy Youth Zone, a flagship development of Tony Newman’s Labour council, built with £3.25million capital investment from the Town Hall, is to … Continue reading

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Be a hero to stop youth crime says ex-Chelsea star Canoville

Paul Canoville, Chelsea’s first black player, has been named as the first ambassador of Fearless – a new youth service from the charity Crimestoppers. The announcement has been made less than a week since the murder of 14-year-old Jermaine Cools … Continue reading

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Family of murdered 14-year-old speak out: ‘We forgive them’

The family of 14-year-old Jermaine Cools, who died on Thursday night after being stabbed in a fight near West Croydon Station, has spoken out for the first time since the incident to say that they forgive their son’s killers. Jermaine … Continue reading

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Family ‘devastated’ by murder of 14-year-old Jermaine Cools

The Metropolitan Police has named the victim of Thursday night’s fatal stabbing in West Croydon as Jermaine Cools. The 14-year-old died of multiple stab wounds after presenting at a south London hospital shortly after 7pm that night, following a fight … Continue reading

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Murder investigation after 14-year-old killed at West Croydon

A 14-year-old boy died in hospital after being stabbed in a fight on the streets of West Croydon last night. The boy is the 27th teenaged fatality from knife crime in London in 2021, the worst death toll of this … Continue reading

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Two years late and council safety ‘strategy’ is barely changed

After a week when the borough’s streets were smeared in blood once again, after stabbings on Church Street in the town centre and on Central Parade in New Addington, Croydon’s dysfunctional council is finally getting around to publishing an updated … Continue reading

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Croydon one of 19 town centres to get extra ‘beat Bobbies’

Croydon, Bromley, Brixton, Lewisham and Kingston are among 19 town centres around London that are to get additional police officers on the beat, the Met announced today. The capital is to get an additional 650 police officers who, the statement … Continue reading

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Knife crime worsened by lack of hope offered to a generation

Founder of Lives Not Knives charity links latest wave of murders to the impact of austerity and the closure of 100 youth centres in Croydon. By SANJANA IDNANI The founder of a Croydon-based knife crime prevention charity has joined other … Continue reading

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Police name teenager killed in Bensham Manor stabbing

Council’s cabinet member admits that crime strategy is still being ‘developed’, two years after an out-of-work Labour politician was put in charge of the borough’s ‘violent crime reduction network’ The police have named the second Croydon 16-year-old to have been … Continue reading

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Police in second murder investigation after teen’s stabbing

The police have launched a second murder investigation in Croydon within barely a week, after a teenager stabbed in an altercation in Bensham Manor on Friday died in hospital last night. The victim, who was aged 16, has yet to … Continue reading

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Pair charged with teenager’s murder to appear in court today

Two teenagers are appearing in Bromley Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with the murder of Camron Smith. The police were called to Bracken Avenue in Shrublands at 0.45am last Thursday, where they attended with London Ambulance Service paramedics. They found … Continue reading

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