Category Archives: Knife crime

Seconds out: champ Duke fights for survival at Victory Place

Three-time boxing world champion Duke McKenzie is facing the toughest fight of his life yet – a battle for the survival of the gym in Crystal Palace which he has worked hard over eight years to establish as a thriving … Continue reading

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MP Reed takes aim at ‘irresponsible’ shop selling air guns

Croydon North MP Steve Reed has fired off letters to the police and the Home Secretary to complain after a pawnbrokers in Norbury started displaying air rifles and other guns in its window. Reed called the Cash Exchange shop on … Continue reading

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Jones’s BAME journalism scheme is eclipsed by The S*n

Sarah Jones, Croydon Central’s Labour MP, is courting controversy within her party – especially in Liverpool – by backing a work experience programme that offers budding young black, Asian and minority ethnic journalists’ placements with… The S*n. The Murdoch-owned tabloid … Continue reading

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Pupils excluded from schools at risk from crime gangs – survey

Growing numbers of children excluded from school in Croydon and across London are being left at risk of involvement in knife crime and violence, according to research from children’s charity Barnardo’s and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime. In … Continue reading

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Gloves Not Gunz boxing sessions, Shirley, every Mon

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Gloves Not Gunz boxing sessions, South Norwood, every Wed

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Police chief says drop in knife crime is ‘just the beginning’

Croydon’s borough commander backs the use of stop and search to help continue reductions in levels of knife crime, and invites residents to join the police in swoops on ‘hotspot areas’ Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe, the Metropolitan Police’s borough commander, … Continue reading

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