Tag Archives: Shrublands

New Addington and Shrublands share £80,000 youth crime fund

A grant of £80,000 from the Mayor of London’s violence reduction unit is to be divided up among three groups in Croydon working with the borough’s youth to provide “targeted support to guide them away from crime”, the council announced … Continue reading

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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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The Shirley chainsaw massacre: hundreds of trees condemned

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Chop! Chop! The bankrupt council is spending £15,000 in a rush to destroy dozens of trees, many of them apparently healthy. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Cash-strapped Croydon Council is planning to fell more than 250 trees around … Continue reading

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Town Hall axeman is now let loose on Shrublands’ trees

It is looking like Croydon’s Labour council’s already dubious “green” credentials have suffered another blow, in the midst of their own climate emergency, with that blow being delivered by a well-oiled and over-used chainsaw. If the council has its way, … Continue reading

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Police in second murder investigation after teen’s stabbing

The police have launched a second murder investigation in Croydon within barely a week, after a teenager stabbed in an altercation in Bensham Manor on Friday died in hospital last night. The victim, who was aged 16, has yet to … Continue reading

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Pair charged with teenager’s murder to appear in court today

Two teenagers are appearing in Bromley Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with the murder of Camron Smith. The police were called to Bracken Avenue in Shrublands at 0.45am last Thursday, where they attended with London Ambulance Service paramedics. They found … Continue reading

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Poetic Power comes to Shrublands, starting on May 7

Poetic Power starts on Tuesday May 7, at 6pm at the Shirley Community Centre. Well Versed will be offering poetry sessions to writers aged between 12 and 16, from Shrublands in Shirley. For more information, phone 07742935407 or email cdw@talkofftherecord.org

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Free boxing training sessions, Shrublands, every Mon

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Let the people speak: why residents oppose Brick by Brick 3

Council Tax-payers are given an opportunity to air their serious and sincere concerns over housing policies which are being pushed through by the council. In the final brief film in our series, Sharon Swaby, of the Shrublands Residents’ Association in … Continue reading

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We Stand Together community event, West Croydon, Apr 11

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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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Five people charged after brutal attack on teenaged refugee

Police investigating the brutal assault on a teenaged refugee in Croydon on Friday night have charged five people in connection with the attack, which has left the asylum seeker in hospital with serious injuries to his head. The group will … Continue reading

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Six arrested after racist attack on teenager in Shrublands

A teenager lies in a hospital bed this morning in a “serious but stable” condition, after being battered in a vicious attack by a racist mob, an attack which had terrible overtones of the kind of brutal assault which saw … Continue reading

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What Storm Katie did next: more pictures of Croydon damage

As the clear-up continues following Storm Katie in the early hours of Monday morning, Inside Croydon‘s loyal reader has been sending in pictures of the damage caused by the winds, which gusted to more than 100mph at times. This was … Continue reading

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Cream Tea, Shirley Community Centre, Oct 2

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Council leader promises X Factor winner civic reception

Tony Newman, the Labour leader of Croydon Council, has made a decision and managed to get it spot on. But it may yet be some time before X Factor winner Ben Haenow gets to perform to packed audiences in his … Continue reading

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