Category Archives: Policing

Fatal dog attack prompts council to review licensing scheme

A week after the horrific death of a dog walker at a beauty spot near Caterham, the police are yet to name the victim, or to release any of the eight dogs that they seized following what was reported to … Continue reading

Posted in Business, City Commons, Coulsdon, Crime, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Environment, Lloyd Park, London-wide issues, New Addington, Policing, Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown, Selsdon and Addington Village, South Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Police investigations continuing after Caterham dog attack

Police cordons in Caterham were being removed this morning after officers finished forensic work relating to the death of a woman in a dog attack on Thursday. The police have described the woman as being “from London”. There has been … Continue reading

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Gove’s funding increases have come too late to save Croydon

London’s precept to add nearly £40 to average bills, as Mayor Perry asks government permission for increase of at least 10% for Croydon’s Council Tax, reports WALTER CRONXITE, political editor After 12 years of Tory austerity, the government has taken … Continue reading

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MP Philp could miss deadline for 20,000 extra police officers

The Tory government’s luke-warm commitment to increasing the number of serving police officers saw an increase in 2022 – but many “new” officers were in fact PCSOs and special constables, as erstwhile “hobby bobbies” opted to go full-time. The government … Continue reading

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‘Despicable’ Tory councillor under fire for rape-shaming victim

Remarks made by a Conservative councillor have been described as “despicable” and “dangerous and stupid”, while women’s support groups and his political opponents have demanded that Shaun Slator should be suspended by his party and resign immediately. Slator is a … Continue reading

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Safety experts call for action over drivers using mobile phones

Road safety experts say it’s time for a zero-tolerance approach to the use of mobile phones while driving, calling for the police to confiscate mobile phones from drivers on the spot if they are seen using them behind the wheel. … Continue reading

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‘Don’t make a tough job even harder’ say London’s firefighters

Fire Brigade staff have been facing an increase in abuse and even attacks when dealing with life-threatening situations, including two assaults at incidents in Thornton Heath The London Fire Brigade is calling for an end to abuse towards its staff, … Continue reading

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Crimestoppers offer £20,000 reward over West Croydon murder

Crimestoppers has put up a £20,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction over a 2016 murder and attempted murder that took place near West Croydon Station. Akeem Moore was just 22 when he was shot in the head … Continue reading

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BID rangers called ‘bullies in high-viz’ after High Street incident

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Serious questions have been raised about the behaviour of the Mayor-backed security staff drafted into the town centre supposedly to deter anti-social behaviour. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES An investigation is being conducted into the behaviour of a … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Centrale, Crime, Croydon BID, Mayor Jason Perry, Policing, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Bishop in call for calm after police shooting of Chris Kaba

The Bishop of Croydon has appealed for calm ahead of a demonstration to be held later today that will call for justice for Chris Kaba, the young black man who was shot dead by police in Streatham earlier this week. … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop of Croydon, Church and religions, Crime, Croydon 8/8, London-wide issues, Policing, Rosemarie Mallett | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Revealed – the real reason for PSPO: Perry’s Power Rangers

Not content with having an extra 24 Met officers patrolling Croydon town centre, the borough’s new Mayor is clearing the way for a private police force, armed with the threat of £80 fines. By STEVEN DOWNES Anyone seeking the hidden … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Crime, Croydon BID, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Mayor Jason Perry, Policing, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Town centre PSPO will just drive problems out to the suburbs

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The Conservative Mayor’s proposals for a new Public Space Protection Order in the town centre will just displace anti-social behaviour, while failing to help the targets of the on-the-spot fines, says RIA PATEL, pictured left, a Green Party … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Community associations, Crime, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Mayor Jason Perry, Policing, Pubs, Ria Patel, South Norwood Community Kitchen, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Police begin arson investigation into Norbury grassfires

Scotland Yard has this morning announced that they are conducting an arson investigation into a large grassfire in Norbury in June, and they have released images of a man with a knife acting suspiciously in the area that they want … Continue reading

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Owami found safe: now the investigation is to be investigated

Owami Davies, the 24-year-old student nurse who was reported missing in early July and whose last sighting had been in West Croydon, has been found safe and well. The Metropolitan Police issued a statement just before 5pm yesterday to announce … Continue reading

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Police seek information on Thornton Heath motorbike crash

The police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision that occurred in Thornton Heath. Police were called at 6.20pm on Saturday, August 13, to reports of a collision involving a motorcycle and a white Renault Clio on Beulah Road. … Continue reading

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Police spoke to Owami Davies on day she was reported missing

The Independent Office of Police Conduct is looking into the handling of the Owami Davies investigation, after it was revealed that officers from the Metropolitan Police spoke to the student nurse in Croydon on July 6 – the very day … Continue reading

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‘Some sightings’ reported in search for missing Owami Davies

The appeal for information about the whereabouts of Owami Davies, the student nurse who was last seen in West Croydon in early July, has seen some members of the public come forward with potential sightings. The search now involves two … Continue reading

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Police issue apology to residents for Lloyd Park festival

Local police issued an apology on Saturday night to residents living around Lloyd Park after the first day of the weekend-long Garage Nation music festival staged in the public park. The event organisers claimed to have sold out all its … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Friends of Lloyd Park, Lloyd Park, Music, Park Hill and Whitgift, Policing, South Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Old Bailey murder trial date set for Norwood Junction case

Police name and charge third suspect one week after dead body was discovered on Station Road Agash Jeyanandam, the first man arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a dead body on Station Road, Norwood Junction, last Sunday, … Continue reading

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Police make two more arrests over Norwood Junction death

Two more men have been arrested in connection with the death of a man discovered near Norwood Junction Station on Sunday morning. Darren Parchment, of Melrose Avenue, Norbury, has today been charged with murder. He is expected to appear at … Continue reading

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Specialist Crime Command takes over Galpins blast inquiry

The Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime Command has taken over the investigation into the death of a four-year-old child and the serious injury of two other people in the explosion in Thornton Heath earlier this week. The police investigation is being … Continue reading

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Lloyd Park locals confront council vacuum over two-day ‘rave’

For the second time this summer, Croydon Council has caused anger among the people they are meant to serve, with wide-ranging complaints from residents living in and around Lloyd Park they have had little or no information about a major … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Friends of Lloyd Park, Health, Jade Appleton, Lloyd Park, Music, Park Hill and Whitgift, Policing, South Croydon, South Croydon Community Association | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Investigations continue into tragic Galpins Road explosion

The four-year-old girl who died in the massive explosion in Thornton Heath on Monday morning has been named as Sahara Salman. Police confirmed that Sahara’s body had been recovered from a house on Galpins Road. Three other people were taken … Continue reading

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Man to appear in court charged with Norwood Junction murder

A man has been charged with murder following the discovery on Sunday morning of a body on Station Road, close to Norwood Junction Station. The police have not yet named the dead man, who was said to be in his … Continue reading

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Kalashnikov conviction part of London’s criminal arms race

Two men have been jailed after a Met police dog led officers to an AK-47 assault rifle. Umar Pervez, 23, of Midhurst Avenue, Croydon, and Kyal Truong-Clarke, 25, from Beckenham, were both sentenced at Kingston Crown Court yesterday to eight … Continue reading

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