Tag Archives: British Transport Police

‘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 and agencies stage clampdown on scrap merchants

Waste sites in Croydon and across south London and into Kent got a surprise early knock on the door from Environment Agency officers working with the British Transport Police, Kent Police, the Joint Unit for Waste Crime and Openreach, all … Continue reading

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How my bus ride into Croydon unmasked a growing problem

CROYDON COMMENTARY: It is against the law to take a ride on public transport without wearing a face mask. But as reader LEWIS WHITE discovered last week, despite 30 TfL bus drivers having died from coronavirus, those rules are hardly … Continue reading

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Air ambulance flies in after knife fight at Therapia tram stop

The London Air Ambulance flew in to deal with a victim of a knife fight which began on a tram or near the tram stop at Therapia Lane on Sunday afternoon. A teenager was treated for a shoulder wound, an … Continue reading

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Inside Croydon’s Hero of the Week: Eliza Rebeiro

In truth, Eliza Rebeiro could be Inside Croydon’s hero of every week. Since her mid-teens, this 20-year-old from South Croydon has exhibited considerable leadership, imagination and courage, establishing the inspirational Lives Not Knives campaign. Later this month, all to try … Continue reading

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‘Calming our streets’: community meeting, Apr 10

South Croydon Community Association is organising a meeting next Wednesday, April 10, for the community to discuss “calming our streets”. The meeting will take place from 7pm at St George’s Church, Barrow Road, Waddon CR0 4EZ. “We are trying to … Continue reading

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It’s a fair cop: we need more police officers on our streets

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Closing police stations would be fine if London Mayor Boris Johnson really did put the money saved and raised into officers on the streets, says DAVID CALLAM It’s a fair cop, Mr Mayor: time to come clean about … Continue reading

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More plaudits for work of Lives Not Knives founder

Congratulations are due to South Croydon’s Eliza Rebeiro, who this week has had her work with the Lives Not Knives campaign recognised as an outstanding winner in  national volunteering awards. Rebeiro was named as the winner by Vinspired, the national … Continue reading

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Croydon burns as looters storm the Whitgift Centre

Pictures and reports by Andrew Pelling, Will Downes and Ed Matthews Police appeared to have lost control in central Croydon tonight, as McDonald’s in North End and a bus were set on fire and the furniture store at Reeves Corner … Continue reading

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