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Dawn raids: Lewisham child traffickers and drug dealers

Dawn raids: Lewisham child traffickers and drug dealers

Police arrested eight members of a Lewisham-based criminal network this morning, as dawn raids took place across London, Kent and Hampshire. The operation ­– code named Operation Pibera – targeted a gang who are believed to have trafficked young girls and boys from south-east London to Hampshire and Kent, in order…

Gun found by children in Mottingham street

Gun found by children in Mottingham street

A three-year-old toddler was found pointing a gun he and four other children found in a bush in a quiet street in Mottingham on Wednesday. Lewisham police were called to Grace Close in Lewisham at approximately 6.30pm, where the gun was seized and taken back to Lewisham Police Station for…

Duwayne Brooks hails new reforms of controversial police stop and search laws as “a great thing”

Duwayne Brooks hails new reforms of controversial police stop and search laws as “a great thing”

Changes to controversial police stop and search laws will be “a great thing”, Duwayne Brooks told BBC London Radio this morning. Brooks, a Lib-Dem councillor in Lewisham, who ran for Mayor of the borough earlier this year, is the stop and search Advisor to the Deputy Mayor of London. A…

£300,000 worth of carnival drugs seized in Lewisham

£300,000 worth of carnival drugs seized in Lewisham

Drugs destined for the Notting Hill Carnival with an estimated street value of £300,000 were seized by Lewisham Police on Sunday. Between three and four kilograms of what is suspected to be crack cocaine was found in a suitcase in the basement of a flat on Broadfield Road, during a raid conducted…

Danny Baker’s daughter rocks the Pelton Arms

Danny Baker’s daughter rocks the Pelton Arms

Mancie Baker, 15, is set to create a Deptford entertainment dynasty as she follows in her father’s footsteps of fame. The singer songwriter is the daughter the south London DJ Danny Baker, and has been packing regulars into the Pelton Arms in Greenwich with a solo spot every Sunday afternoon.…

Train passengers warned to expect nine days of delays as London Bridge closure affects swathes of south London

Train passengers warned to expect nine days of delays as London Bridge closure affects swathes of south London

Rail passengers are being warned to expect delays when London Bridge  station partially closes for nine days at the end of this month as part of a multi-million pound rebuild. First Capital Connect and Southern trains will not call at the the station from this Saturday, August 23 until Monday,…

Lewisham police operation targets known criminals

Lewisham police operation targets known criminals

Lewisham Police have launched a new operation, code-name Yarra, in which known crime offenders in the borough will be targeted and watched. The operation, which started in July, includes enhanced intelligence-led patrols made up of officers from the Safer Neighborhoods campaign and plain clothes officers using search warrants. So far…

Lewisham stabbing: Two 17-year-olds on murder charges

Lewisham stabbing: Two 17-year-olds on murder charges

Two 17-year-olds appeared at Bromley Youth Court today, charged with murder in relation to the death of a 26-year-old man in Lewisham on Sunday evening. An investigation was opened on Monday by the Homicide and Major Crime Command following the fatal stabbing of Alex Scott on Eltham Road, Lee. Scott suffered…

From Lewisham to Malawi: new bike charity scheme

From Lewisham to Malawi: new bike charity scheme

Unclaimed stolen and unwanted bicycles from Lewisham are to be sent to disadvantaged young people in Africa in a new scheme run by a community youth group. The Young Lewisham Project (YLP) based in Forest Hill is repairing them to deliver to Malawi. Police officers from Perry Vale Safer Neighbourhoods…

Women behind healthy lollies win business Award

Women behind healthy lollies win business Award

Lucy Woodhouse and Meriel Kelhoe, two women from Forest Hill wh0 created  Claudi & Fin frozen yogurt lollies, have won the Mayor of Lewisham Business Award. The award is presented to local business owners to celebrate their success and bond with the community. The idea of the frozen lolly company came about…

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