Tag Archives: knife crime

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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