Category Archives: Knife crime

Norbury project wins grant from £1.1m knife crime funding

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced £1.15million-worth of grants to projects around the capital, including four which operate in Croydon, and which are working to reduce knife crime and its impact on families and communities. A total of … 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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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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Business, police and council unite for knife crime events

The schools’ half-term break will see the start of a three-week programme to raise awareness of knife crime and the impact it has on the community. The council’s youth engagement team joins forces with Croydon Business Improvement District (BID), Croydon … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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