Category Archives: Policing

Mayor announces tag trial for knife crime offenders in Croydon

Knife crime and other violent offenders in Croydon are to have GPS tagging devices fitted to them on release from prison, under a pilot scheme announced today by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Offenders who have served a custodial … Continue reading

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Police Borough Commander on ‘other duties’ following incident

Jeff Boothe, Croydon police’s Borough Commander, has been assigned to “other duties” for the past three months, pending an investigation into his involvement in a domestic dispute in October. “Basically, he’s on what might be called gardening leave,” a source … Continue reading

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Met Police rejects funds because it can’t recruit enough officers

The Metropolitan Police has told a local authority in south London not to put up extra funding for additional officers – because they can’t recruit to fill the positions that already exist. The development should be a worry for other … Continue reading

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Fare rises and jerk chicken: Tory Bailey hasn’t much to offer

Shaun Bailey, recently named as the Conservative candidate for London Mayor, was in Croydon last night for what the local Tories tried to bill as a Black History Month event. KEN TOWL went along to see what Bailey had to … Continue reading

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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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O’Connell’s ‘reap what you sow’ remarks branded ‘terrifying’

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how a Tory councillor has been forced into a climbdown after appearing to voice support for right-wing thugs after their assault on peaceful protesters There was cross-party condemnation last night for Steve O’Connell, the Croydon … Continue reading

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Norbury park’s friends group call for greater police powers

Anti-social behaviour, littering, and heavy drinking and substance abuse in and around a public park has prompted residents to call on Croydon Council to impose a Public Space Protection Order on Norbury Hall Park. The Friends of Norbury Hall Park … Continue reading

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