Category Archives: Knife crime

Knife crime and violence community meeting, Fieldway, Mar 27

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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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Council bid for anti-knife crime funding rejected as ‘unrealistic’

Croydon anti-knife crime projects have missed out on around £500,000 in Government funding because of an unseemly tug-of-war between Whitehall and Croydon Town Hall. On Friday, the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced nearly £10million-worth of funding, allocated … Continue reading

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FTI Croydon knife crime discussion, Braithwaite Hall, Feb 28

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Tory Government’s £10m anti-knife crime fund ignores Croydon

The Tory Government has this morning announced £9.8million of grants to projects supporting children and families vulnerable to knife crime and gang culture around the country. Yet not a single penny has been allocated to any such scheme in Croydon, … Continue reading

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Mayor announces tag trial for knife crime offenders in Croydon

Knife crime and other violent offenders in Croydon are to have GPS tagging devices fitted to them on release from prison, under a pilot scheme announced today by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Offenders who have served a custodial … Continue reading

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