Category Archives: Policing

LibDems in Old Coulsdon catch the 999 bus over police cuts

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: Croydon’s LibDems, after a meeting in an Old Coulsdon telephone box, have just produced their manifesto. On policing matters, though, they haven’t missed the bus, as WALTER CRONXITE reports The local Liberal Democrats are leaving it late to … 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

Posted in Crime, Croydon Council, Jeff Boothe, Knife crime, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Sadiq Khan, Thornton Heath, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Crime, Croydon Central, Knife crime, London-wide issues, Policing, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

More police cuts on the way as borough commands merge

Another raft of police reorganisation has been announced and, like all such re-organisations, the change is not to make the service better, just cheaper. For once, there seems to be cross-party unanimity over the proposals, as no party appears to … 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

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

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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

Posted in Crime, Knife crime, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Policing, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments