Tag Archives: Elianne Andam

Council to use Home Office grant for BID’s privatised policing

The council has announced that it has secured £165,000 through the government’s Safer Streets Fund to tackle crime in the town centre. The grant comes from the Home Office where, at least until this morning, Tory MP for Croydon South, … Continue reading

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Council forgets to clean up Croydon’s listed war memorial

For all the platitudes proffered about honouring the dead from two world wars and other conflicts, Croydon’s civic leaders have done very little… well, nothing, to maintain and clean the war memorial outside the Town Hall. The Croydon war memorial, … Continue reading

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Elianne Andam: funeral live stream and procession details

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Councillor: ‘I do not want to see another family destroyed’

A Croydon councillor demanded real action over the scourge of knife crime and attacks on women and girls when she addressed the Labour Party Conference this week. “I do not want to stand in the street another time looking at … Continue reading

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Croydon mourns: Stormzy joins thousands for Elianne’s vigil

Early estimates reported by the BBC suggested “hundreds”. But with the northbound carriageway of Wellesley Road closed to traffic for the evening, gradually people began gathering in their thousands near the spot of the latest, shocking tragedy to befall Croydon. … Continue reading

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Choir records a classic as fund-raiser in memory of Elianne

Croydon Voices, a community choir, has recorded their version of the soul classic Stand By Me in memory of Elianne Andam, the schoolgirl killed in Croydon last week.

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Teenager is to stand trial for murder at Old Bailey next April

Prosecution provides court with first detailed account of events that led to brutal killing of 15-year-old schoolgirl The teenager charged with the murder of Croydon schoolgirl Elianne Andam will stand trial at the Old Bailey in April next year. The … Continue reading

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Requiem mass and candlelight vigil to be held for Elianne

One week on from the dark day when Elianne Andam was brutally murdered on a Croydon street, there is to be a requiem mass in her memory held at the Minster tomorrow morning, October 4. Separately, in the evening, there … Continue reading

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7 killings in 6 months: Croydon Insider on the lasting tragedies

“Someone went out with a bunch of flowers in one hand and a knife in the other” Our latest episode of The Croydon Insider deals with one of the worst crises to affect Croydon, and London, after a series of … Continue reading

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Mental health organisations reach out to offer crisis help

Have you been affected by the traumatising and tragic events in Croydon this week? The charity Mind in Croydon has been working with partners to see how they can best offer help to those who may need it. If you … Continue reading

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Safer Croydon Partnership calls public meeting at Town Hall

The Safer Croydon Partnership is to stage a public meeting next Monday, to be attended by senior police officers, the Croydon Mayor and MPs, to discuss the work they are doing “to make our neighbourhoods safer”, they say. The meeting, … Continue reading

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Boy, 17, is charged with murder of schoolgirl Elianne Andam

2pm UPDATE: The Metropolitan Police has charged a 17-year-old boy with the murder in Croydon of Elianne Andam on Wednesday. The teenager, who cannot be named because he is under 18, appeared at youth court, sitting at Croydon Magistrates’ Court, … Continue reading

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Old Palace parents cancel protest in respect for murdered girl

A campaign launched less than a week ago to fight for the future of Old Palace School has cancelled plans to stage a protest tonight, out of respect for the schoolgirl murdered in Croydon yesterday. Elianne Andam, the 15-year-old who … Continue reading

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Murdered schoolgirl named as Commissioner visits Croydon

‘The commitment of so many from the local community is inspiring’ according to Met Commissioner as he visits murder scene in Croydon The 15-year-old girl who was killed by a central Croydon bus stop when on her way to school … Continue reading

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Murdered girl was a pupil at fee-paying Old Palace School

Old Palace School has confirmed that the 15-year-old girl stabbed and killed in the town centre this morning was one of their pupils. The incident adds tragedy to what has been a traumatic week for the fee-paying, independent school, which … Continue reading

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15-year-old girl murdered on her morning journey into school

A 15-year-old girl was stabbed and killed while travelling to school this morning. Police were called at about 8.30am, and office workers nearby looked on in horror and disbelief as squad cars, Met vans and ambulances arrived at the scene … Continue reading

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