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Jail for burglar who lobbed roof tiles at police

Jail for burglar who lobbed roof tiles at police

A burglar who caused £25,000 worth of damage throwing roof tiles at police officers during a nine-hour stand off was sentenced to six years and four months in prison. John Jo Barnett, 26, climbed to the roof of his ex-partner’s house and hurled slates at the police after they were…

Two men wanted in connection with robbery

Two men wanted in connection with robbery

Police have released CCTV footage of two male suspects armed with a crossbow, wanted in connection with a robbery in Thornton Heath. The robbery took place in a shop in Thornton Heath High Street at around 8:25 pm on March 2, when it was left briefly unattended by the manager.…

Man pleads guilty to theft after claiming innocence

Man pleads guilty to theft after claiming innocence

A man claimed his innocence before changing his plea to guilty at Croydon Crown Court on Tuesday last week after he was was told the case against him was “overwhelming.” Dean Burton, 36, pleaded guilty to stealing two windscreens worth £800 from SG Smith car dealership in Croydon Road on…

Red paint thrown at house in Borough Hill

Red paint thrown at house in Borough Hill

Red paint was thrown at a house with the word ‘pay’ scrawled on the front door during an incident on Monday morning. Police were called to the two-bedroom terrace house in Borough Hill, Croydon at 2:25am after reports of criminal damage. The word ‘pay’ had been written across the front…

Community service for hammer attack on police car

Community service for hammer attack on police car

A man who smashed a police car with a claw hammer has been sentenced at Croydon Crown Court. Richard Lee Taylor, 20, of no fixed address, was sentenced to two years of community service after destroying windows on a police car while officers were present. The court heard that Taylor…

Man sentenced to prison for supplying cannabis

Man sentenced to prison for supplying cannabis

A man has been sentenced to a year in prison for dealing cannabis on the streets of Croydon. At Croydon Crown Court, Rasheed White, 18, was sentenced to 12 months in prison last week after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to three counts of dealing cannabis. He was arrested in December during…

CleanSafe fined £60,000 after staff suffers brain injuries

CleanSafe fined £60,000 after staff suffers brain injuries

A Croydon-based cleaning firm has been landed with a £60,000 fine after a worker suffered “life-changing” brain injuries when he plunged six metres through a fragile roof light. A 36-year-old employee at CleanSafe Services, a commercial cleaning company based in Progress Way, Waddon, suffered a severed skull fracture, brain damage,…

David Wood secures Selhurst by-election win for Labour

David Wood secures Selhurst by-election win for Labour

Labour say they are “looking good” after their comfortable Croydon council by-election win in Selhurst Ward last week, despite only 1 in 5 residents turning up to polling day. Newly-elected David Wood, 42, retained the seat for Labour after the death of Councillor Gerry Ryan in January, polling 1,517 votes.…

New speed limit proposal to be discussed in meeting

New speed limit proposal to be discussed in meeting

The proposed 20 mph speed limit for residential roads in Croydon will only go ahead if local residents agree to the plans. A council meeting planned for March 16 will call people living in Croydon to give feedback on the planned changes. Councillor Kathy Bee, Croydon cabinet member for transport and…

Students threatened with deportation to Afghanistan

Students threatened with deportation to Afghanistan

More than 270 people have signed a petition calling on Theresa May to stop the deportation of two Afghan students. Sherdil, 18, and Shafiq, 24, both left Afghanistan as children to seek asylum in the UK. The pair have been living in Croydon care homes since their early teens and…