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Prevent officers visit Goldsmiths SU.

Prevent officers visit Goldsmiths SU.

Officers implementing the Government’s ‘Prevent’ strategy visited Goldsmiths Student Union last week to discuss ways of identifying students who might be vulnerable to ‘radicalisation’. A recent Government report suggested there may be 40 English universities where there is a “particular risk” of radicalisation.…

Wicks calls for local inquiry into Croydon riots

Wicks calls for local inquiry into Croydon riots

Malcolm Wicks, MP for Croydon North, has called for an inquiry into the riots which engulfed the borough and other parts of London earlier this month. Croydon suffered devastating damage to businesses and Wicks said it was important to know if the riots could have been prevented.…

Hackney warns residents of council tax scammers

Hackney warns residents of council tax scammers

Hackney Council is asking residents  to be on the alert about a scam currently operating in the borough. The call came from the Trading Standards team.…

Police public order tactics won’t stop looters.

Police public order tactics won’t stop looters.

George Hallam, Lewisham People before Profit, Letter to the Guardian , 17th August 2011. As I saw for myself in Lewisham, the police failed to stop the riots. The prime minister says the answer is technology such as water cannons. Those with experience of these matters disagree. As Hugh Orde…

Marchers demand ‘better future’ for young

Marchers demand ‘better future’ for young

Hundreds of people marched from Dalston to Tottenham on Saturday in a gesture of community solidarity following last week’s riots.…

Cameron prescribes: more democracy for Norway, water cannon for us.

Cameron prescribes: more democracy for Norway, water cannon for us.

Jason Grant was brought up in New Cross. This is his view of why kids are rioting. I grew up in  New Cross in the 1980s. A place the young people have not destroyed because my area  has nothing to smash. My old primary school caught fire over a year…

Pensioner, 77, robbed of money for wife’s funeral

Pensioner, 77, robbed of money for wife’s funeral

A couple robbed a Tower Hamlets pensioner of cash intended to pay for his late wife’s funeral, Scotland Yard have disclosed.…

Croydon couple jailed for abuse of son, two

Croydon couple jailed for abuse of son, two

A father and step-mother from Croydon were jailed yesterday after being found guilty of child cruelty against their two-year-old son.…

Croydon man jailed for killing of 14-year-old

Croydon man jailed for killing of 14-year-old

A speeding driver from Croydon has been jailed today for eight months after admitting to the killing of a teenage girl last year. John Page, 35 from Underwood, Fieldway was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court after pleading guilty to causing death by careless driving. Page was also found guilty of…

Police: teenage robbery gang led by ‘Fagin’

Police: teenage robbery gang led by ‘Fagin’

A 25-year-old man was arrested during raids in Croydon and across south London by detectives investigating a street robbery gang led by a ‘Fagin’ style character.…