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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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O’Connell: “I wouldn’t be so silly to take £500 per day”

Steve O’Connell, the London Assembly Member for Croydon and Sutton once dubbed Britain’s highest paid councillor by the Daily Mail, has told Inside Croydon that “even I would not be so silly as to take £500 a day”, following a … Continue reading

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Council cover-up fails to hide crucial missed riots meeting

Senior Croydon councillors – including council leader Mike Fisher and London Assembly Member Steve O’Connell – failed to attend a police strategy meeting on the morning of the Croydon riots on August 8 last year to organise and plan to … Continue reading

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Council leader Fisher in denial over policing the riots

Questions about Croydon council’s leadership’s role in protecting the borough from riots last August are left unanswered after a Town Hall debate, says ANDREW PELLING Mike Fisher, the leader of the ruling Conservative group on Croydon Council, has washed his … Continue reading

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South Norwood police station under threat of closure

South Norwood police station looks set to be closed, the latest in a series of blows for the fabric of Croydon society. After the axing of Croydon’s art activities, the possible “out-sourcing”asset-stripping of the borough’s libraries and the closure of … Continue reading

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Police get tough – just in time for Boris’s election campaign

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Local criminals and gang members had better watch out this week – the latest election stunt will be the televised “splintering the doors” as policing is used as part of the Mayor’s political agenda, says ANDREW PELLING Chief … Continue reading

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Boris bungles by leaving calling card for burglars

You would expect any proficient politician to use his or her incumbency to the max just ahead of an election. All within the rules of course. So after almost four years of virtual non-engagement with the people of Croydon, London … Continue reading

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Police turn their back on Croydon’s riot review panel

‘ello, ‘ello, ‘ello, what’s going on ‘ere then? Not a lot as far as police evidence to Croydon’s riots review panel, ANDREW PELLING has discovered Croydon police appear to have opted not to help the borough’s riots review panel with … Continue reading

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