Tag Archives: West Croydon

‘Some sightings’ reported in search for missing Owami Davies

The appeal for information about the whereabouts of Owami Davies, the student nurse who was last seen in West Croydon in early July, has seen some members of the public come forward with potential sightings. The search now involves two … Continue reading

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Kids’ holiday club faces disaster as council withholds grants

With just days to go before the start of the summer holidays, the organiser of an established and council-approved children’s activities centre was told he would not receive any funding. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES The organiser of a kids’ summer … Continue reading

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Police renew appeals one month after nurse’s disappearance

One month on from the last sighting of Owami Davies, detectives have renewed their appeal for information and announced a fifth arrest in connection with the student nurse’s disappearance in West Croydon. The Metropolitan Police have today stated that three … Continue reading

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Council arts fund ignites row 11 years after deadly night of riots

EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES The decision by the Mayor of Croydon, Jason Perry, to call a Borough of Culture funding stream “The Ignite Fund” has been slammed for being crass, ill-judged and insensitive by victims of the Croydon Riots. The … Continue reading

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Fourth arrest made in investigation into missing student nurse

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Owami Davies in West Croydon last month have appealed for a driver of a white van to come forward to assist with their enquiries. Police last night released the CCTV video showing Derby Road, West … Continue reading

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Third Croydon man arrested in connection with missing nurse

The Met Police announced this morning that they had made a third arrest in connection with the disappearance of Owami Davies, a student nurse who was last seen in West Croydon a month ago. The police said that a 32-year-old … Continue reading

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Two arrested in Croydon on suspicion of murder of nurse

The Metropolitan Police says that they have arrested two men in Croydon on suspicion of murder in connection with the disappearance of a student nurse who vanished nearly a month ago. Owami Davies, 24, left her family home in Grays, … Continue reading

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Dragging ourselves up by our bootstraps is common ground

Croydon charity sector leader BUSHRA AHMED was asked recently to be a judge at a national awards event. Here, she explains how she took inspiration, and fellow-feeling, from some of the award-winners Each year, the Sheila McKechnie Foundation celebrates the … Continue reading

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Tory government rail cuts cause more commuter misery

Conservative ministers might expect us to return to work ‘as normal’, but they’re doing less-than-nothing to provide a transport service at pre-pandemic levels, reports JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent New rail timetables are to be implemented from Monday, with Croydon, Purley … Continue reading

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London Road cordoned off after latest knife crime attack

Photos by LEE TOWNSEND Another day, another stabbing in Croydon. London Road in West Croydon was cordoned off by police as a crime scene this morning after reports of the latest knife crime incident. On this occasion, the victim, a … Continue reading

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Henman’s coaching is a real smash at Chestnut Park Primary

Tim Henman, the former British tennis No1, visited Chestnut Park Primary School in West Croydon this morning as part of a participation initiative organised by the Lawn Tennis Association and funded from the former player’s charitable foundation. LTA Youth is … Continue reading

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16-year-old arrested in Jermaine Cools murder investigation

The police have made an arrest in the investigation into the murder of 14-year-old Jermaine Cools at West Croydon on November 18. Cools was the third teenager to be killed in a knife crime attack in Croydon in 2021, one … Continue reading

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No train services to Victoria Station for 10 days after Christmas

There will be no rail services between East Croydon, Streatham, Clapham Junction and Victoria from Christmas Day until Monday January 3, as major track and signalling work is carried out. After Boxing Day, there will be a (reduced and covid-affected) … Continue reading

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Family of murdered 14-year-old speak out: ‘We forgive them’

The family of 14-year-old Jermaine Cools, who died on Thursday night after being stabbed in a fight near West Croydon Station, has spoken out for the first time since the incident to say that they forgive their son’s killers. Jermaine … 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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Murder investigation after 14-year-old killed at West Croydon

A 14-year-old boy died in hospital after being stabbed in a fight on the streets of West Croydon last night. The boy is the 27th teenaged fatality from knife crime in London in 2021, the worst death toll of this … Continue reading

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Police looking for man in connection with two bus arsons

The Metropolitan Police has released a photograph of a man they want to question in relation to two arson attacks on buses in south London, one of which gutted the entire top deck, causing more than £200,000-worth of damage. That … Continue reading

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Covid emergency road changes set to be made permanent

Croydon Council, a local authority that pays £10million per year to burn the borough’s rubbish in an environmentally harmful incinerator, is trying to jump on the COP26 bandwagon by announcing that it is making permanent what it describes as “successful … Continue reading

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Fire Brigade cautions on candles after Thornton Heath blaze

Two house fires in Croydon in as many days have prompted the London Fire Brigade to issue a warning about the use of candles in the home. The fires occurred in St Saviour’s Road this morning and in Thornton Heath … Continue reading

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#SouthernFail say they’re ‘very sorry’, they just can’t manage

Govia Thameslink Railway say they are “very sorry” for the shoddy service they have been providing all year, but particularly in August, on Southern and Thameslink trains, but they continue to blame the “Pingdemic” for driver shortages and short-notice cancellations. … Continue reading

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By taking away the buses, they’ve cut off shops in town centre

CROYDON COMMENTARY: As the council abandons 10 years of delusion over the retail regeneration of the town centre, regular reader LEWIS WHITE, right, goes on a shopping trip to witness the state of the Whitgift Centre for himself I popped … Continue reading

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Croydon riots 10 years on: Risks greater now than in 2011

The key risk factors which led to rioting in Croydon and across the country 10 years ago are “even greater today than in 2011”, leaving London at risk of riots. That’s according to a review by Steve Reed OBE, the … Continue reading

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Croydon riots 10 years on: ‘I was in real fear for my family’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: On August 8 2011, the night that Croydon burned, photographer JAN PODSIADLY captured some of the scenes close to his home that he witnessed and terrified him, and here, 10 years on, recalls some of the events  Ten … Continue reading

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Volunteer self-funds kids’ summer club after council delays

EXCLUSIVE by SANJANA IDNANI A community volunteer in West Croydon has been left thousands of pounds out of pocket because of delays by the council in handing over a promised government grant towards the costs of running a children’s summer … Continue reading

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Cornering the market in smocks, dockets and community care

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our local shops are an important part of the fabric of society, and have played an often vital role during lockdown. We should cherish them, writes RICHARD PACITTI I have been reading Babita Sharma’s book The Corner Shop, … Continue reading

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