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Responding to violence, Met Police, Town Hall, Feb 25

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Knife Crime Seminar, Croydon Town Hall, Feb 20

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Mothers March Against Knife Crime, North End, Oct 12

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Community meetings and forms as council tests public mood

How safe do you feel in Croydon today? Recent tragic and traumatising events across the borough have led the council to seek the views of the public on the level of tension in Croydon and its suburbs. This urgent check … Continue reading

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Community meeting on knife crime, New Addington, Jul 1

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Labour warns that education cuts threaten knife crime work

Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner and Croydon MP Sarah Jones have warned that funding cuts to colleges and schools in Croydon risk jeopardising the good work being done in the borough to tackle knife crime. The Labour MPs met staff … Continue reading

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21 youngsters treated daily by A&E after violence, survey finds

The description of the rise of knife crime on our streets as an “epidemic” has been backed up by a report, published today, which shows hospitals across the country treating as many as 21 young victims of violence every day, … Continue reading

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Central Parade shop fined £6,000 for under-age knife sales

There’s little surprise that Croydon might have a “knife crime problem”, when established businesses think little of the consequences of flogging sets of deadly blades to kids. The council’s trading standards this week brought a successful prosecution at Croydon Magistrates … Continue reading

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Police conduct borough-wide stop and search operation

Croydon police yesterday embarked on a borough-wide stop and search operation in its latest efforts to clamp down on knife crime. In doing so, the police managed to revive memories of “Operation Swamp”, the overbearing exercise which alienated police from … Continue reading

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Council bid for anti-knife crime funding rejected as ‘unrealistic’

Croydon anti-knife crime projects have missed out on around £500,000 in Government funding because of an unseemly tug-of-war between Whitehall and Croydon Town Hall. On Friday, the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced nearly £10million-worth of funding, allocated … Continue reading

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FTI Croydon knife crime discussion, Braithwaite Hall, Feb 28

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Tory Government’s £10m anti-knife crime fund ignores Croydon

The Tory Government has this morning announced £9.8million of grants to projects supporting children and families vulnerable to knife crime and gang culture around the country. Yet not a single penny has been allocated to any such scheme in Croydon, … Continue reading

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Pupils excluded from schools at risk from crime gangs – survey

Growing numbers of children excluded from school in Croydon and across London are being left at risk of involvement in knife crime and violence, according to research from children’s charity Barnardo’s and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime. In … 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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MP Jones accuses Prime Minister of ‘ignoring’ knife crime

Sarah Jones, the MP for Croydon Central, today accused the Prime Minister of “paying lip-service” to the scourge of knife crime on our streets. “She wouldn’t ignore it if it was middle-class children getting stabbed,” the Labour MP said. Jones … Continue reading

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Norbury project wins grant from £1.1m knife crime funding

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced £1.15million-worth of grants to projects around the capital, including four which operate in Croydon, and which are working to reduce knife crime and its impact on families and communities. A total of … 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

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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

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MP Jones demands action after latest fatal teen stabbing

Sarah Jones, the MP for Croydon Central, last night demanded “action not words” following the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Croydon town centre. The 17-year-old victim, who has not yet been identified by police, was knifed outside the Whitgift … Continue reading

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JAGS Foundation stages 10th anniversary dinner at City Hall

The JAGS Foundation is 10 years old this year, and to mark the anniversary they are staging a fund-raising gala dinner at City Hall next month. JAGS is a Croydon-based organisation which seeks to reduce and eliminate violent crime among … Continue reading

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Poundland removes knives from Thornton Heath shop window

Poundland in Thornton Heath has removed its display of large-bladed knives from its High Street shop window. The store’s management removed the deadly weapons from display within hours of Inside Croydon bringing the matter to the attention of one of … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath Poundland’s deadly shop window display

Croydon MP Sarah Jones made an important speech in parliament last night to call for a 10-year strategy to stem the rise of knife crime. And this morning, in the borough Jones represents, a retail store is flogging weapons in … Continue reading

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MP Jones wants to give Voice to the victims of knife crime

Sarah Jones, Croydon Central’s new MP, has started a programme of evidence-gathering and meetings to try to identify the root causes of knife crime. The announcement comes as Metropolitan Police figures showed a total of 571 knife crime offences recorded … 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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Charity founder Ford seeks backing for award nominations

Tracey Ford, the founder the JAGS Foundation, a Croydon-based charity which campaigns to reduce violent youth crime, has been nominated for awards from Just Giving and Back2Black to celebrate her work with bereaved mothers and for young people. Ford founded … Continue reading

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