Tag Archives: Crime

The Police and Courts Bill is an assault on basic British liberty

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Boris Johnson’s government is about to change the law to clamp down on peaceful protesting, handing powers to the police that are more Draconian than those used by the Chinese to shut down democracy campaigners in Hong Kong, … Continue reading

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Nearly 1,000 catalytic converter thefts in borough in 2020

Official police figures published today show that Croydon is the second worst-hit borough in London for catalytic converter thefts, while the number of arrests for the crime remain “pitifully low”, according to a London Assembly Member. Crime stats show that … Continue reading

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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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‘Our failure can be read on the headstones of dead youth’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Black teenagers continue to be seriously hurt, maimed and even die in knife crimes and shootings on our streets every week. In a speech last week, LEE JASPER said that there’s a ready solution to the worsening problem … Continue reading

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Greenhalgh fronts police public meeting, Surrey Street, Nov 4

The Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) and the Metropolitan Police Service will be visiting Croydon on November 4 to talk about the progress made against the Police and Crime Plan and hear local people’s views on policing in the … Continue reading

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Lives Not Knives nominated for prize at Lamplugh Awards

Lives Not Knives, the Croydon-based anti-violence charity, is a finalist in this year’s National Personal Safety Awards, an event promoted by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. Lives Not Knives has been shortlisted for the Young Person’s Safety Award, an individual (under … Continue reading

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LNK founder left in tears by response to teacher stabbing

The high-profile founder of a Croydon youth anti-knife crime group has reacted with horror to the violent death of Leeds teacher Anne Maguire this week, but also with grave disappointment at the manner that the media handled the shocking news … Continue reading

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Youth knife crime: the most vicious of vicious circles

The latest, and probably the most serious, scandal to blight Croydon has been this year’s spate of youth stabbings. SHANIQUA BENJAMIN, pictured, investigates what is driving young people to carry weapons Two teenagers stabbed in the Whitgift Centre.  A 12-year-old … Continue reading

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Local Tories celebrate crime stats – in a week of five stabbings

And they say that our politicians are out of touch. Someone in Croydon Conservatives – the obnoxious Mario Creatura? The self-serving Dudley Mead? Gormless Steven George? Town Hall enforcer Phil Thomas? Or florid-faced Mike Fisher? … the possibilities are never-ending … Continue reading

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Lebanon Road residents left in the dark by “indifferent” council

Residents in Lebanon Road have filed a formal complaint to the council, accusing it of “indifference” to their plight, after their street has been plunged into darkness, with no street lighting for nearly a week, creating obvious risks for accidents … Continue reading

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Suspicious fire at London Road flats under investigation

On the evening after the Olympic Flame passed along London Road, there was another sign of what some fear suggests the sort of criminal behaviour that led to rioting in Croydon 12 months ago. Two appliances and a command unit … Continue reading

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“Misleading and clearly not the case”: Musker speaks out

To have one senior police officer issue a statement refuting a front-page story in a local newspaper must be embarrassing for the paper. But to have two such statements issued within a matter of days ought to be cause for … Continue reading

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There will be no Olympic crime spree here, says Musker

Dave Musker, the borough police commander, today sought to reassure the Croydon public that there would be no reduction in service in the coming month because of the Olympic Games. “Anybody out there who thinks that there will be opportunities … Continue reading

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