Croydon Guardian's top 10 most read stories of 2013

Can you guess what were the most read stories on the Croydon Guardian website for 2013?

Unsurprising crime stories and major incidents were the most popular with readers.

Here are the top 10 articles in order of how many times they were viewed.

1. Croydon Village Outlet forced to close within hours of grand opening

Croydon Guardian:

Croydon Village Outlet was forced to close hours after opening when their tills went down.

2. Dead cockroaches and mice earn Caribbean takeaway £30,000 fine

Croydon Guardian:

A Selhurst takeaway was fined £30,000 after its owners ignored hygiene warnings and dead cockroaches were found.

3. Cyclist dies after being hit by bus in East Croydon

  Croydon Guardian:

A cyclist who died after being hit by a bus in East Croydon was named as Roger William De Klerk from Forest Hill.

4. Pictures: Ten of Croydon's most wanted criminals revealed

  Croydon Guardian:

Daniel Austin Waters was named as one of Croydon's most wanted criminals after failing to appear at Croydon Crown Court, having breached a suspended sentence order.

5. Barber groomed girls and forced them to have sex with his dog, court told

  Croydon Guardian:

A court heard a barber shop owner was accused of raping teenage girls and forcing them to have sex with his dog. A jury found Anthony Foster not guilty of 14 charges.

6. Woman and child killed by train

  Croydon Guardian:

A woman and child who died after being struck by a train at Riddlesdown station were named as Donna Oettinger and her son Zachary.

7. Chaos on trains after man hit at East Croydon station

  Croydon Guardian:

Rail passengers faced 16 hours of "unavoidable" delays after a man was hit by a train at East Croydon Station.

8. Man, 37, killed by train at South Croydon

  Croydon Guardian:

A 37-year-old man died after being struck by a train at South Croydon station.

9. Large fire in Mitcham warehouse

  Croydon Guardian:

Seventy two firefighters and ten fire engines battled a blaze at warehouse in Mitcham.

10. Investigation launched after body found in a well in Warlingham 

Croydon Guardian:

The body of a man found in a well in Warlingham was identified as Polish national Damian Chlywka.

The most shared story on the Croydon Guardian's Facebook page was the police search for missing 12-year-old Brooke Blakeman from Beddington, who was later found.

The most shared story from the Croydon Guardian's Twitter account was about Crystal Palace fans raising thousands ahead of charity walk to Stamford Bridge.


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