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Elderly man scammed by ‘heartless’ crooks

Elderly man scammed by ‘heartless’ crooks

An 83-year-old Croydon man was scammed out of his pensions and savings for years by “heartless” overseas crooks.…

Violent duo convicted for drug conspiracy

Violent duo convicted for drug conspiracy

Two Tower Hamlets men have been convicted for their part in a violent, drug robbery conspiracy.…

Government set to spend thousands on gang violence but this will only be ‘a drop in the ocean’

Government set to spend thousands on gang violence but this will only be ‘a drop in the ocean’

Lewisham, Croydon, Hackney and Tower Hamlets are due to benefit from a government grant aimed at ending gang and youth violence. On Monday the government identified 22 areas that have particular problems with gangs or serious youth violence. £10 million of Home Office funding has been allocated to support these…

Met launch appeal for murdered drug dealer

Met launch appeal for murdered drug dealer

A year after a man was murdered in Croydon, police are issuing a fresh appeal for information.…

Local street tagger jailed after graffiti spree

Local street tagger jailed after graffiti spree

A Lewisham man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after admitting a £69,000 spree of criminal damage that involved spraying graffiti on trains, railway bridges and ‘tagging’ Nelson’s column during last year’s student protests.…

Service delays as man killed by Southern train

Service delays as man killed by Southern train

Train services running via East Croydon station face severe disruption after a man was struck and killed by a train earlier this evening.…

‘Justice for Joe’ Mother Petitions Downing Street

‘Justice for Joe’ Mother Petitions Downing Street

The mother of Joe Paraskeva, a mentally ill man who was imprisoned for arson in April, delivered a 6,081-signature petition to Downing Street on Saturday, calling for his case to be reviewed.…

Tower Hamlets egg poacher has pleaded guilty to “one the most serious cases of wildlife crime”

Tower Hamlets egg poacher has pleaded guilty to “one the most serious cases of wildlife crime”

A man from Tower Hamlets has pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of rare bird eggs. Matthew Gonshaw, 49 from Bow, was given a four month sentence after being charged with ten offences at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, including the theft and possession of golden eagle and osprey eggs. …

Second teenager stabbed within three weeks

Second teenager stabbed within three weeks

A teenager has been released from hospital after being admitted with stab wounds in the early hours of Sunday.…

Man jailed for dangerous driving after car chase

Man jailed for dangerous driving after car chase

A  man faces 36 weeks in prison after committing a string of driving offences, culminating in a high-speed chase through the streets of Croydon.…