Tag Archives: Scotland Yard

Foxed! Scotland Yard calls off hunt for ‘Croydon Cat Killer’

After a three-year investigation, Scotland Yard this morning announced that they have closed Operation Takahe, saying that they found no human suspect behind the spate of dead cats attributed to “the Croydon Cat Killer”. A feature in New Scientist magazine, … Continue reading

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Councillor’s unanswered questions over Stephen Lawrence

The allegations of a smear campaign conducted against the family of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence by undercover police officers has made front-page headlines and led the national news bulletins on television and radio for the past day. The Guardian report … Continue reading

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Former Advertiser hack among latest corruption arrests

Neil Millard, a former reporter with the Croydon Advertiser, is The Sun journalist who was arrested by police in a dawn raid on his south London home today. Millard, 31, and two others were questioned by detectives over corrupt payments, … Continue reading

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Crime on the rise in Croydon, but our council is in denial

Crime figures are on the up in Croydon, yet the Town Hall’s most senior politicians have received a misleading report from council officers this month that claimed that residents believe “the council is tackling crime and anti-social behaviour”. According to … Continue reading

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MP Wicks catches Boris offside over Spurs and £20m riot fund

Today, Prime Minister Dave “Hug a Hoodie” Cameron was in Tripoli, patronising the Libyans with trite soundbytes about how they’ve got their water supplies running. It does make you wonder quite what senior politicians actually take in when on “fact-finding” … Continue reading

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MP Wicks renews demand for urgent inquiry into Croydon riots

Ahead of tonight’s post-riots community action meeting at the Oshwal Centre, Croydon North MP Malcolm Wicks has again called for a public inquiry into the events of 8/8. “Croydon should establish its own inquiry into the borough’s riots, so that … Continue reading

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Croydon 8/8: Borough’s top cop was called away before riots

Adrian Roberts, the Met Police’s Borough Commander, was diverted away from his Croydon base just as tensions were building towards the riots of last Monday night. According to police sources, Croydon’s most senior officer had been ordered to Scotland Yard … Continue reading

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