Category Archives: Knife crime

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

Posted in Centrale, Crime, Croydon BID, Jeff Boothe, Knife crime, Policing, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , | 1 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 Crime, Charity, 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

MP Jones demands action after latest fatal teen stabbing

Sarah Jones, the MP for Croydon Central, last night demanded “action not words” following the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Croydon town centre. The 17-year-old victim, who has not yet been identified by police, was knifed outside the Whitgift … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Croydon Central, Knife crime, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

‘Enough is enough’ on knife crime says Borough Commander

Croydon’s police Borough Commander, Jeff Boothe, has called on the borough’s residents to say “Enough is enough” on knife crime. Chief Superintendent Boothe, in an exclusive interview with Inside Croydon, says that knife crime offences in the borough over the … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Jeff Boothe, Knife crime, London-wide issues, Policing | Tagged , | 4 Comments

JAGS Foundation stages 10th anniversary dinner at City Hall

The JAGS Foundation is 10 years old this year, and to mark the anniversary they are staging a fund-raising gala dinner at City Hall next month. JAGS is a Croydon-based organisation which seeks to reduce and eliminate violent crime among … Continue reading

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