Tag Archives: Metropolitan Police

‘Enough is enough’ on knife crime says Borough Commander

Croydon’s police Borough Commander, Jeff Boothe, has called on the borough’s residents to say “Enough is enough” on knife crime. Chief Superintendent Boothe, in an exclusive interview with Inside Croydon, says that knife crime offences in the borough over the … Continue reading

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Police complaints meant Uber could not get an easy ride

CROYDON COMMENTARY: London taxis have been highly regulated, to protect passengers and other road-users, for centuries. Then Uber came along. CHRISTIAN WOLMAR says that concerns from the Met left TfL with little choice The non-renewal of Uber’s licence is the … Continue reading

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Teenager arrested in Thornton Heath over Tube bucket bomb

Police have begun a detailed search in what is described as a halfway house on St Paul’s Road, Thornton Heath, in connection with last week’s terrorist bucket bomb on a Tube train at Parsons Green, and follows the arrest at … Continue reading

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Station closures reducing time Coulsdon police spend on patrol

The police in Coulsdon are having to pack up and stop working before 8pm each night – at least in part because it takes them so long to get back to their nearest police station to finalise their paperwork. That’s … Continue reading

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Newman attacks O’Connell over his Tory cuts to police

Monday night’s council cabinet meeting was the last before the summer break, and it produced a much-needed outbreak of political passion and rhetoric. Political editor WALTER CRONXITE trawled through the webcast so that you don’t have to Tony Newman, the … Continue reading

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Protestors use Stormzy’s music to drown out fascist chants

There have been calls for far-right groups who try to hold rallies around Lunar House, the Home Office’s passport and visa office in central Croydon, to be forced to pay for the policing of their events and other related costs. … Continue reading

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Police begin murder inquiry after Thornton Heath stabbing

Croydon police are now handling a murder inquiry, from a separate and unconnected incident in Thornton Heath last week, as well as the investigation into the brutal attack on a teenaged refugee in Shrublands on Friday night. Police have made … Continue reading

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