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Murderer given 28 years for ‘barbaric’ killing of Shirley teen

The “barbaric” killers of Croydon teenager Camron Smith were yesterday handed lengthy sentences by a judge at the Old Bailey. Smith, 16, was unarmed and in his underwear when subjected to a “frenzied” attack, stabbed a total of eight times, … Continue reading

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Two found guilty of viciously stabbing Shrublands teen to death

Romain LaPierre was yesterday found guilty at the Old Bailey of the murder of 16-year-old Camron Smith, who was brutally stabbed to death in his own home on Bracken Avenue, on the Shrublands Estate in Shirley, in July 2021. LaPierre … 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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Amnesty backs one-man show about life on death row

Amnesty Croydon and Croydon Youth Theatre Organisation are backing a one-off performance by Swithin Fry about an African-American man on death row in Ohio. The show is this Saturday, October 17 at 7pm at the Shoestring Theatre, South Norwood. Dear … Continue reading

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