Review of the Year Croydon 2013: October to December

Croydon Guardian: Fico Dougan was stabbed to death in Broad Green Fico Dougan was stabbed to death in Broad Green

A family paid tribute to their "loving caring son" who was stabbed to death, while plans for a £500m replica of the Crystal Palace were announced.


  • A heartbroken family paid tribute to a "loving, caring" son who distanced himself from gangs. Fico Dougan, 17, was stabbed to death in a friend’s living room in Broad Green in late September. The teenager from Thornton Heath was stabbed in the heart minutes after arriving at the house. A 16-year-old boy from Mitcham has been charged with murder.

Croydon Guardian: Crystal Palace replica planners pledge to 'make park great again'

An artist's impression of how the new Crystal Palace could look


Croydon Guardian:

Police officers investigate the discovery of a body in a well in Warlingham

  • A murder investigation was launched after a body was discovered in a well in Warlingham.The body, which could have been there as long as two years, was wrapped and dumped outside the property.The discovery was made by two gardeners who were carrying out clearing work. Police later identified the body as Damian Chlywka, 30, from Poland.

  • A "historic night" saw a £1bn mall approved for Croydon’s town centre.The redevelopment, announced in January, was unanimously approved at a special meeting of the Council’s strategic planning committee.The Whitgift Centre and Centrale will be transformed into 1.4million sq ft of shops and leisure facilities and between 400 and 600 new homes.


Croydon Guardian:

Alex Hopkinson


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