Category Archives: Knife crime

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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Police make two arrests in drugs swoop on Wandle Park

Local police staged a special operation in Wandle Park yesterday, making two arrests and issuing one penalty notice, as they responded to residents’ concerns over increasing incidents of anti-social behaviour and drug-dealing. According to the Waddon ward police, today they … Continue reading

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City Hall policing public engagement focus group, CVA, Oct 10

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Wandle Park concerns after rape, drug deals, gangs and arson

There is growing anxiety among residents and park users, with some beginning to regard Wandle Park as “a no-go zone”. As well as an alleged rape attack in the park last month, which is under police investigation, Wandle Park has become … Continue reading

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MP Jones accuses Prime Minister of ‘ignoring’ knife crime

Sarah Jones, the MP for Croydon Central, today accused the Prime Minister of “paying lip-service” to the scourge of knife crime on our streets. “She wouldn’t ignore it if it was middle-class children getting stabbed,” the Labour MP said. Jones … Continue reading

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Faiths Together Knife Crime discussion, Braithwaite Hall, Jul 17

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JAGS community knife crime event, South Norwood, Jul 2

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