Tag Archives: Metropolitan Police

Family of murdered 14-year-old speak out: ‘We forgive them’

The family of 14-year-old Jermaine Cools, who died on Thursday night after being stabbed in a fight near West Croydon Station, has spoken out for the first time since the incident to say that they forgive their son’s killers. Jermaine … Continue reading

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Family ‘devastated’ by murder of 14-year-old Jermaine Cools

The Metropolitan Police has named the victim of Thursday night’s fatal stabbing in West Croydon as Jermaine Cools. The 14-year-old died of multiple stab wounds after presenting at a south London hospital shortly after 7pm that night, following a fight … Continue reading

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Murder investigation after 14-year-old killed at West Croydon

A 14-year-old boy died in hospital after being stabbed in a fight on the streets of West Croydon last night. The boy is the 27th teenaged fatality from knife crime in London in 2021, the worst death toll of this … Continue reading

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Woman ends silence to report rapist father to Croydon police

After carrying a victim’s burden for decades, a woman who was sexually abused by her father when she was a child has waived her right to anonymity to show others “justice is always possible”. Sarah Mo says she was first … Continue reading

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Police looking for man in connection with two bus arsons

The Metropolitan Police has released a photograph of a man they want to question in relation to two arson attacks on buses in south London, one of which gutted the entire top deck, causing more than £200,000-worth of damage. That … 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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Met Police score spectacular own goal over Saudi banner

Palace fans’ group accuses the Premier League of choosing ‘money over morals’ on £300m Newcastle takeover deal and doing ‘business with one of the world’s most bloody and repressive regimes’ Croydon’s police invited scorn and ridicule on Saturday, when they … 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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Police appeal for witnesses after shooting in South Croydon

A man was murdered in the early hours of Saturday morning. The incident took place at a private house party in South Croydon where the man, named by police as Leroy Mitchell, was shot dead by someone carrying a gun. … Continue reading

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‘Hostile’ crowd threw missiles at police in cruise clampdown

A “hostile crowd of hundreds” hurled missiles at the police last night while they were conducting their operation against “anti-social driving” in Broad Green. As Inside Croydon revealed, 21 vehicles were impounded during the operation, which called on more than … Continue reading

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21 vehicles seized as police clamp down on Valley Park ‘cruise’

Met operation proscribes offence of ‘anti-social driving’, among all the ‘doughnuts’ and drag races staged near Ikea in Valley Retail Park The Metropolitan Police claim that they impounded 21 vehicles in a single night in Croydon on Thursday, in the … Continue reading

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Selhurst allotment-holders are hit by one-man crime wave

WANTED: Do you know this man? The hard-pressed gardeners and veg growers of the Selhurst and South Norwood Allotments have been seeing rather too much of this character since the start of July. They have had regular visits from this … Continue reading

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Croydon riots 10 years on: ‘I was in real fear for my family’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: On August 8 2011, the night that Croydon burned, photographer JAN PODSIADLY captured some of the scenes close to his home that he witnessed and terrified him, and here, 10 years on, recalls some of the events  Ten … Continue reading

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Croydon riots 10 years on: A decade of missed opportunity

Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the Croydon riots, an outbreak of disorder that followed similar violence elsewhere in the capital that week in August 2011. Here, local lawyer and community activist MARINA AHMAD says that the government has failed … Continue reading

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Police name teenager killed in Bensham Manor stabbing

Council’s cabinet member admits that crime strategy is still being ‘developed’, two years after an out-of-work Labour politician was put in charge of the borough’s ‘violent crime reduction network’ The police have named the second Croydon 16-year-old to have been … Continue reading

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Police in second murder investigation after teen’s stabbing

The police have launched a second murder investigation in Croydon within barely a week, after a teenager stabbed in an altercation in Bensham Manor on Friday died in hospital last night. The victim, who was aged 16, has yet to … Continue reading

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Tributes paid to Croydon’s, and UK’s, first black policewoman

Tributes have been paid this week to Sislin Fay Allen, Britain’s first black woman police officer, who has died, aged 83. Allen had served as a nurse in Croydon’s Queen’s Hospital before joining the Metropolitan Police in 1968. Her first … Continue reading

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Police make two arrests after Shirley teenager’s stabbing

The police have made two arrests as they investigate the murder of a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed to death on the doorstep of his family’s home in Bracken Avenue on Shirley’s Shrublands Estate in the early hours of Thursday … Continue reading

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De Zoysa to face Old Bailey hearing over Sgt Ratana murder

Louis de Zoysa, the Norbury man charged with the murder of Police Sergeant Mat Ratana at the Croydon Custody Centre on Windmill Road last September, faces a hearing at the Old Bailey this Friday. De Zoysa, 23, has been in … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick use police to remove New Addington residents

Only “frantic calls” to the local MP and councillors managed to get the police to stand down from “horrifying scenes” in New Addington this morning, as a council official colluded with staff from Brick by Brick to have residents removed … Continue reading

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Norbury domestic violence charity hit by third burglary in year

By SARAH O’CONNELL On Thursday night, the Cassandra Centre, a charity in Norbury that works with the victims of domestic violence, suffered a break-in and theft of equipment. It was the third break-in at the centre in the last 12 … Continue reading

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Parents of fire-bomb attacker feared terror-style ‘mass killing’

EXCLUSIVE: Owner of business at the centre of terrifying petrol bomb assault claims police failed to act despite repeated threats. By STEVEN DOWNES The man arrested by an armed police operation after a fire-bomb attack against business premises on Beddington … Continue reading

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Detective who used racist terms in computer games is sacked

Croydon-based detective Neil Buckmaster has been dismissed from the Metropolitan Police and placed on a blacklist following a disciplinary hearing last week that found he had used racially offensive terms while playing computer games, which he even uploaded on to … Continue reading

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Fines, arrests and car seizures as police lockdown on ‘cruise’

For a second successive week, the Metropolitan Police were out in force last night at Valley Park, off the Purley Way, in a crackdown on the high-speed motor “Croydon cruise”. The police said that they stopped hundreds of people and … Continue reading

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Detective faces hearing over ‘racially offensive’ game names

The Metropolitan Police will hold a disciplinary hearing next week into the conduct of a Croydon-based detective, who it is claimed used “racially offensive nicknames” when playing computer games. Detective Sergeant Neil Buckmaster will “answer allegations that his conduct amounts … Continue reading

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