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Police appeal for help in Michael Polding murder

Police appeal for help in Michael Polding murder

Sussex police are appealing for help in tracking a man in relation to the murder of Croydon hospital worker, Michael Polding. Sussex Major Crime Team believe Ricardo Pisano, from South Africa, can provide vital information about the death of the 62-year old man.…

Man hit by Croydon tram airlifted to hospital

Man hit by Croydon tram airlifted to hospital

A man has been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a tram in Croydon this morning. The incident happened at Fieldway tram stop at 9am. A spokeswoman from the British Transport Police said: “The man received a glancing blow from a passing train and was treated at the scene…

House of Reeves boss invited to Olympics finale

House of Reeves boss invited to Olympics finale

The owner of the 147-year-old Croydon furniture store, which was burnt down during last summer’s riots has been invited to attend the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games on August 12.…

Croydon tram attack CCTV images released

Croydon tram attack CCTV images released

Police have released CCTV images of two men wanted in connection with a brutal attack on a man as he got off a tram in Croydon on August 4. The victim, a 32-year-old man from Norbury was left with serious head injuries and a fractured cheekbone after refusing to hand…

Croydon gang face 25 years for burglary spree

Croydon gang face 25 years for burglary spree

Eight men were sentenced to over 25 years at Croydon Crown Court on Friday for stealing a number of expensive cars, which were used to raid multiple convenience stores. Anthony Patton, 26, Wayne Patton, 30, Terry Moores, 21, Steven Dering, 22, Danny Spencer, 21, Danny Turner, 20, Kieran Hawker, 18…

Croydon drug smuggler sent to jail for six years

Croydon drug smuggler sent to jail for six years

A Croydon man has been jailed for six years for attempting to smuggle £35,000 worth of cocaine into the UK through Gatwick Airport. Mark Richard Nelson, 48, a musician from Russell Hill Place, Purley, was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on Thursday August 2 after admitting to importing a controlled…

Croydon to benefit from mayor’s Olympic fund

Croydon to benefit from mayor’s Olympic fund

Local sports clubs in Croydon have received a boost with the allocation of £95,000 in development funding from the Mayor of London’s Sports Legacy Fund. Streatham-Croydon rugby club will receive £70,000 to update its ageing facilities with St Paul’s Tennis Club and the Croydon Clockhouse also receiving funding.…

Croydon schoolboy hockey star dies

Croydon schoolboy hockey star dies

A 14-year-old Croydon schoolboy and talented junior hockey player who hoped to represent England in a future Olympic games has died after a tragic boating accident off the Hampshire coast. Charlie Hutton died after being hit by the propeller of a boat being driven by his father off the coast…

Police hold man over murder of hospital worker

Police hold man over murder of hospital worker

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a former Croydon hospital worker whose body is believed to have been in his Brighton flat for up to two months before it was discovered by police. Michael Polding 63, who moved from Croydon to Brighton only recently,…

Gunshot victim identified as popular rapper

Gunshot victim identified as popular rapper

Police are appealing for information and witnesses following the murder of a 25-year-old man who was shot in South Norwood. Police were called on Sunday afternoon to assist a man suffering gunshot wounds in a car parked in Wharncliffe Road. The deceased was later identified as Umar Tufail, of South…