Tag Archives: Old Bailey

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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Boyfriend of murdered Sally Ann claims his phone was hacked

The “hackgate” scandal looks to have found a Croydon angle, with the boyfriend of murdered model Sally Anne Bowman joining the likes of Wayne Rooney, the family of David Beckham, and even Cherie Blair in taking legal action against News … Continue reading

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Will Gordon Thompson’s riots sentence change anything?

There might have been some hope of closure. Sadly, that seems unlikely after hearing the always dignified Reeves family speaking on the steps of the Old Bailey this morning after a 11-year, six-month sentence was handed down to Gordon Thompson … Continue reading

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The Stephen Lawrence murder case and Croydon’s connection

Gary Dobson and David Norris were today found guilty of the murder of Stephen Lawrence, 18 years after the black teenager was stabbed to death near a south London bus stop. The judge will pass sentence at the Old Bailey … Continue reading

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