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Bishop in call for calm after police shooting of Chris Kaba

The Bishop of Croydon has appealed for calm ahead of a demonstration to be held later today that will call for justice for Chris Kaba, the young black man who was shot dead by police in Streatham earlier this week. … Continue reading

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Police begin arson investigation into Norbury grassfires

Scotland Yard has this morning announced that they are conducting an arson investigation into a large grassfire in Norbury in June, and they have released images of a man with a knife acting suspiciously in the area that they want … Continue reading

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Owami found safe: now the investigation is to be investigated

Owami Davies, the 24-year-old student nurse who was reported missing in early July and whose last sighting had been in West Croydon, has been found safe and well. The Metropolitan Police issued a statement just before 5pm yesterday to announce … Continue reading

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Police seek information on Thornton Heath motorbike crash

The police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision that occurred in Thornton Heath. Police were called at 6.20pm on Saturday, August 13, to reports of a collision involving a motorcycle and a white Renault Clio on Beulah Road. … Continue reading

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Police spoke to Owami Davies on day she was reported missing

The Independent Office of Police Conduct is looking into the handling of the Owami Davies investigation, after it was revealed that officers from the Metropolitan Police spoke to the student nurse in Croydon on July 6 – the very day … Continue reading

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‘Some sightings’ reported in search for missing Owami Davies

The appeal for information about the whereabouts of Owami Davies, the student nurse who was last seen in West Croydon in early July, has seen some members of the public come forward with potential sightings. The search now involves two … Continue reading

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Specialist Crime Command takes over Galpins blast inquiry

The Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime Command has taken over the investigation into the death of a four-year-old child and the serious injury of two other people in the explosion in Thornton Heath earlier this week. The police investigation is being … Continue reading

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Investigations continue into tragic Galpins Road explosion

The four-year-old girl who died in the massive explosion in Thornton Heath on Monday morning has been named as Sahara Salman. Police confirmed that Sahara’s body had been recovered from a house on Galpins Road. Three other people were taken … Continue reading

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Man to appear in court charged with Norwood Junction murder

A man has been charged with murder following the discovery on Sunday morning of a body on Station Road, close to Norwood Junction Station. The police have not yet named the dead man, who was said to be in his … Continue reading

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Kalashnikov conviction part of London’s criminal arms race

Two men have been jailed after a Met police dog led officers to an AK-47 assault rifle. Umar Pervez, 23, of Midhurst Avenue, Croydon, and Kyal Truong-Clarke, 25, from Beckenham, were both sentenced at Kingston Crown Court yesterday to eight … Continue reading

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‘Unexpected’ death at Norwood Junction under investigation

Police are investigating the “unexpected” death of a man whose body was found on Station Road, near Norwood Junction Station, shortly after dawn on Sunday morning. Police and the London Ambulance Service were called just after 5.30am on Sunday, August … Continue reading

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Child dead at scene of massive explosion in Thornton Heath

Local heroes rush in to devastated scene to pull children from the rubble, as emergency services evacuate 40 more homes 2.30pm UPDATE: A child was killed in the massive explosion at a house in Thornton Heath this morning, according to reports … Continue reading

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Police renew appeals one month after nurse’s disappearance

One month on from the last sighting of Owami Davies, detectives have renewed their appeal for information and announced a fifth arrest in connection with the student nurse’s disappearance in West Croydon. The Metropolitan Police have today stated that three … Continue reading

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Fourth arrest made in investigation into missing student nurse

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Owami Davies in West Croydon last month have appealed for a driver of a white van to come forward to assist with their enquiries. Police last night released the CCTV video showing Derby Road, West … Continue reading

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Third Croydon man arrested in connection with missing nurse

The Met Police announced this morning that they had made a third arrest in connection with the disappearance of Owami Davies, a student nurse who was last seen in West Croydon a month ago. The police said that a 32-year-old … Continue reading

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Two arrested in Croydon on suspicion of murder of nurse

The Metropolitan Police says that they have arrested two men in Croydon on suspicion of murder in connection with the disappearance of a student nurse who vanished nearly a month ago. Owami Davies, 24, left her family home in Grays, … 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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Grandson of Thornton Heath murder victim appears in court

The Metropolitan Police last night charged Verushan Manoharan, 31, with the murder of his own grandmother. The victim has been named as 89-year-old Sakunthala Francis, who was found with fatal stab wounds at home on Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, at … Continue reading

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89-year-old murdered in Brigstock Road and three stabbings

A murder investigation is underway following the death of a 89-year-old woman at Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, on Tuesday. The incident was one of at least four stabbings in Croydon on Tuesday. According to Scotland Yard, the police were called … Continue reading

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Man arrested as police investigate Mitcham Road death

“Life will never be the same again”, for the family of father-of-five Stewart Grainger, the cyclist who was killed in a hit-and-run collision on Mitcham Road last week. The Metropolitan Police have named Grainger, 49, from Crawley, as the victim … Continue reading

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Police drugs raid closes High Street and roads in town centre

Dozens of police, some believed to be from specialist drugs units, descended on Katharine Street this morning in a raid on dealers suspected of operating in the town centre. Some residents were evacuated from flats overlooking the High Street as … Continue reading

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Police appeal for witnesses after cyclist killed in hit-and-run

A cyclist was killed in a hit-and-run collision in the early hours of this morning near the BP petrol garage on Mitcham Road. Metropolitan Police detectives are appealing for witnesses. The police were called to the scene by the London … Continue reading

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‘Based on this year’s elections, Croydon is in a very bad place’

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Reports over Croydon’s local elections have been lodged with the Electoral Commission and with Scotland Yard. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES There could yet be further repercussions around Katherine Kerswell’s chronic mishandling of Croydon’s “never-ending” election count, which earlier … Continue reading

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The Tories’ record on policing numbers does not add up

Crime is an important issue in Croydon’s council and Mayoral elections. Or at least it should be. ANDREW FISHER polices the claims of the competing camps, and adds some essential context Policing matters. The amount of violent crime is higher … Continue reading

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Police say dead man’s injuries may have been ‘self-inflicted’

The Metropolitan Police have announced that they have stopped treating the death of a man in Addiscombe on Thursday as a murder case, and the three men that they arrested have been released on bail. The dead man, now said … Continue reading

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