Tag Archives: knife crime

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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