YOUTH JAILED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF 14-YEAR-OLD Victim who did not support investigation “incredibly lucky to survive” – police

A 17 year old Upper Norwood youth has been jailed for seven and a half years for attempting to murder a 14-year-old schoolboy, despite the victim not supporting the police investigation. The youth  was charged with attempted murder in November 2017. He denied the offence but was convicted on 25 June following a two-week trial … Continue reading YOUTH JAILED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF 14-YEAR-OLD Victim who did not support investigation “incredibly lucky to survive” – police

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MORE THAN 200 YOUNG PEOPLE SET TO ATTEND KNIFE CRIME SUMMIT IN CROYDON

Over 200 young people are expected at Croydon Youth Summit on Saturday afternoon (July 21).   The free event, at the BRIT School, aims to bring 11-24-year-olds together to share their views on knife crime and other serious youth violence. It’s been organised by the Croydon BME Forum, Croydon Council, 20 young people and community … Continue reading MORE THAN 200 YOUNG PEOPLE SET TO ATTEND KNIFE CRIME SUMMIT IN CROYDON

HUNDREDS OF ARRESTS, WEAPONS SEIZED – Operation Sceptre week of action

(Knives recovered in Croydon during Operation Sceptre's week of action) The latest phase of the Metropolitan Police's ' Operation Sceptre' to fight knife crime has seen nearly 300 arrests and in excess of 250 weapons taken off the streets. Running from Monday, 12 February, the week of action involved partnership with City of London Police … Continue reading HUNDREDS OF ARRESTS, WEAPONS SEIZED – Operation Sceptre week of action

KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – ONE: "I HEARD STORIES WHICH BROKE MY HEART….." – MP

The following comments have all been made in major debates in the House of Commons and Westminster Hall involving the area's three MPs - and MPs in neighbouring constituencies over the past week. KNIFE CRIME: "I heard stories which broke my heart, including about policemen battling to save a life by putting their fingers in … Continue reading KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – ONE: "I HEARD STORIES WHICH BROKE MY HEART….." – MP

KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – TWO: MP CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP TEN YEAR KNIFE CRIME STRATEGY

KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON - TWO: MP CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP TEN YEAR KNIFE CRIME STRATEGY In the Commons debate Sarah Jones called on the Government to develop a coherent, 10-year knife crime strategy that co-ordinates work across departmental and party lines, puts preventive and acute resources on an equal footing, and recognises the … Continue reading KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – TWO: MP CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP TEN YEAR KNIFE CRIME STRATEGY

KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – THREE: “AGE OF YOUNG PEOPLE  INVOLVED IN KNIFE CRIME IS GETTING LOWER AND LOWER” SAYS MP – “Police do not have the resources to go into schools to build up trust”

KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON - THREE: "AGE OF YOUNG PEOPLE  INVOLVED IN KNIFE CRIME IS GETTING LOWER AND LOWER" SAYS MP - "Police do not have the resources to go into schools to build up trust" The appalling extent of knife crime in London has been highlighted by Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones in a … Continue reading KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – THREE: “AGE OF YOUNG PEOPLE  INVOLVED IN KNIFE CRIME IS GETTING LOWER AND LOWER” SAYS MP – “Police do not have the resources to go into schools to build up trust”