Tag Archives: Met Police

Mayor and Met in joint call for better mobile phone security

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley have today called on the mobile phone industry to play their part and “deliver bold and innovative technological solutions” to help tackle the rising number of robberies … Continue reading

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Watchdog to answer public questions over policing incidents

Senior officials from the IOPC – the Independent Office for Police Conduct – will be answering public questions at an open meeting in Croydon this Friday. The Metropolitan Police in Croydon is subject to two high-profile IOPC investigations: one into … Continue reading

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Detectives make arrest in hunt for Thornton Heath murderer

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing last month of 20-year-old Usmaan Mahmood in Thornton Heath have made an arrest. A 19-year-old man, as yet unnamed by the police, was arrested today on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody. The … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath murder victim named as Usmaan Mahmood

The police today identified the murder victim of last week’s Thornton Heath stabbing as 20-year-old Usmaan Mahmood, who lived in the area. The fatal stabbing occurred in broad daylight near Thornton Heath Rec last Tuesday afternoon. No arrests have been … Continue reading

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‘There’s no excuse for the force they used on a black boy’

Met Police’s ‘systemic’ failings, in particular over stop and search, have been highlighted by incident close to a Croydon tram stop last week Two dire episodes of policing, including one in Croydon which has shocked many television viewers, emphasise why … Continue reading

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Murder inquiry in South Norwood park linked to missing man

The police have launched a murder investigation in South Norwood – even though there has not yet been any formal report of a body being found. A crime scene was put in place last night in South Norwood Country Park, … Continue reading

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E-scooters’ ‘risk of significant harm’, says Assembly Member

Pedestrians and road users in Croydon and across the capital are “at risk of significant harm” from the illegal use of electric scooters, according to a Member of the London Assembly today. Unmesh Desai was responding to the release of … Continue reading

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Police make arrests in Zaian Aimable-Lina murder investigation

The police have named the victim of  Thursday night’s fatal stabbing in Ashburton Park as 15-year-old Zaian Aimable-Lina. A post-mortem examination conducted yesterday gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the heart. The police arrested another 15-year-old … Continue reading

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16-year-old arrested in Jermaine Cools murder investigation

The police have made an arrest in the investigation into the murder of 14-year-old Jermaine Cools at West Croydon on November 18. Cools was the third teenager to be killed in a knife crime attack in Croydon in 2021, one … Continue reading

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Woman arrested after four boys die in Sutton house fire

A 27-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect after two sets of twins, all boys, aged three and four, were killed in a fire in a house on Collingwood Road, West Sutton last night. The children were … Continue reading

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Nothing to see here: police back down over Palace banner

As the old saying goes, tweet in haste, repent at your leisure. Croydon’s police are certainly repenting that tweet they sent out on Saturday evening after Crystal Palace’s match against Saudi-owned Newcastle United, following a backlash from fans who reminded … Continue reading

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No arrests made in murder hunt after Birdhurst Road shooting

The police have repeated their appeals for witnesses following the murder of Leroy Mitchell in South Croydon at the start of this month. Nearly two weeks have passed since Mitchell, 35, was shot in a car park after attending a … Continue reading

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Met to appoint armed police chief as Borough Commander

A senior police officer who has served in the unit at the centre of the Plebgate row and which was also involved in the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan that led to the 2011 London riots will be the next … Continue reading

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