Shopping centre where two boys were stabbed becomes safe haven for violence victims

Croydon Guardian: The scene of the stabbing in the Whitgift Centre

10:50am Friday 4th April 2014

A shopping centre where two boys were stabbed in January has become a safe haven for people who feel their lives are in danger.

Eel Pie celebrates the life of Art

Croydon Guardian: Art Wood

12:00pm Saturday 4th July 2009

On Wednesday there will be a a celebration in memory of the late Art Wood at the Eel Pie Club, at the Cabbage Patch, Twickenham, to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Charity.

Memorial boxing bout for murdered fighter

Croydon Guardian: Paul Hill and winner Colin Wilby fought in memory of murdered boxer John 'King' Abbey

10:42am Tuesday 10th February 2009

More than 800 people attended a boxing charity evening in memory of John “King” Abbey, the fighter who was stabbed to death at a bus stop in front of his three-year-old daughter.

Choose a career not a knife, say ABC

Croydon Guardian: Aaron and Byron Douglas, with Camile McGuire who make up group ABC

7:40am Tuesday 10th February 2009

A group of young people from Southfields are using their own experience of life on the streets to encourage teenagers to choose a career over a knife.

Woman mugged at knifepoint

11:55am Monday 9th February 2009

A woman had a knife held to her throat while a robber tried to steal her bag.

Man stabbed in West Croydon

Croydon Guardian: Man stabbed in West Croydon

1:13pm Wednesday 4th February 2009

A young man was stabbed last night in West Croydon.

Bus stop murder hearing man appears in court

Croydon Guardian: John Nii Kacsu King fought as a featherweight boxer for Ghana using the name King Abbey

11:00am Monday 2nd February 2009

A court hearing for a man charged with the murder of John Nii Kacsu Abbey has been heard.

Two more arrests in West Croydon stabbing

Croydon Guardian: John Nii Kacsu King fought as a featherweight boxer for Ghana using the name King Abbey

12:18pm Sunday 1st February 2009

Two more men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Croydon boxer John Nii Kacsu Abbey.

Croydon father stabbed to death at bus stop named

Croydon Guardian: Croydon father stabbed to death at bus stop named

12:20pm Saturday 31st January 2009

The 26-year-old stabbed to death at a bus stop in Croydon has been named as John Nii Kacsu Abbey.

Croydon father murdered on way to visit newborn baby

Croydon Guardian: The cordoned off crime scene in London Road, West Croydon

11:58am Friday 30th January 2009

A man stabbed to death in West Croydon last night had become a father for a second time just hours before, police revealed.

Grim truth of teen knife violence

Croydon Guardian: The knife wounds is clearly visible on the face of Oliver Kingonzila as he lies in an open casket

6:00am Wednesday 28th January 2009

This shocking picture of fatally stabbed Oliver Kingonzila, clearly showing knife wounds on his face, is the final memory friends and family have of the teen.

Teens jailed for life for boy's party stab murder

Croydon Guardian: Teens jailed for life for boy's party stab murder

4:55pm Monday 26th January 2009

Two teenagers have been jailed for life for stabbing to death a 15-year-old boy at a party after a row over a mobile phone.

Wandsworth students searched for knives

7:30am Saturday 24th January 2009

Police have searched students at South Thames College for knives and weapons using a metal detector.

Valentines Ball in memory of knife attack victims

Croydon Guardian: Eliza Rebeiro, 15, from Croydon has been running the campaign for more than a year

6:50am Friday 23rd January 2009

This years Valentine's Day is to be a time of remembrance for some 300 Croydon teens.

Officers search 100 in anti-knife drive

Croydon Guardian: A total of 96 people were screened during Operation Blunt 2

7:00am Thursday 22nd January 2009

Nearly 100 people were stopped and searched at Tooting Broadway last week in a drive to catch people carrying knives.

Knife crime drops by 40 per cent after cop crackdown

6:40am Wednesday 21st January 2009

An unprecedented crackdown on knife crime has seen a 40 per cent reduction in youth violence across Croydon.

MP outlines plan to combat knife crime

Croydon Guardian: Croydon Central MP Andrew Pelling says the army should take on some civil policing duties

3:37pm Sunday 7th December 2008

Croydon Central MP Andrew Pelling has released what he is calling his manifesto on policing.

Cops claim knife crime success

Croydon Guardian: Cops claim knife crime success

10:35am Saturday 22nd November 2008

Knife crime has tumbled as police got tough on youth disorder, according to latest figures.

Charity football match for stab victim's family

Croydon Guardian: Stabbed: Oliver Kingonzilla

12:05pm Sunday 16th November 2008

The friends of stab victim Oliver Kingonzila and his brother Herve, who died of a heart attack, are to take to the pitch in their honour.

One in four shops selling knives underage

1:51pm Thursday 13th November 2008

Over one in four shopkeepers in Croydon are still selling knives to children in the town.

Council could force pubs and clubs to use search arches

6:50am Monday 10th November 2008

Entertainment venues in the borough could be forced to use knife arches and wands on customers in a bid to reduce the violent crime rate in Croydon.

Cops launch anonymous text scheme to combat knife crime

2:50pm Sunday 9th November 2008

Young people are being encouraged to report friends who carry a knife to the police.

Cops use CCTV to combat Halloween trouble

Croydon Guardian: Eagle-eyed: The control room team keep a wary eye over the streets of Croydon

12:30pm Sunday 9th November 2008

Croydon’s emergency services were on high alert at last weekend after intelligence reports suggested gangs could cause mayhem at Halloween.

Cops give school kids anti-knife lessons

Croydon Guardian: Sergeant Simon Cook with Stefan Burke, Andre Roberts and Bradley Wright giving an anti-knife lesson

9:23am Friday 31st October 2008

The police and youth support group, Potential, launched an anti-knife programme in Croydon’s schools yesterday.

Boris backs Croydon knife campaign

Croydon Guardian: London Mayor Boris Johnson has backed Croydon's Safe for All scheme

2:40pm Thursday 16th October 2008

London’s Mayor has backed Croydon’s plans to curb knife crime saying they “deserved to work”.

Date set for Shakilus murder trial

Croydon Guardian: Stabbed: Shakilus Townsend

1:42pm Thursday 16th October 2008

The trial of five youths and a teenage girl accused of killing 16-year-old Thornton Heath teen Shakilus Townsend will be held in the spring, a judge has ruled.

Cops to beat gangs by taking kids home

11:13am Wednesday 8th October 2008

Children at risk of violence or serious crime will be forced by police to return home under new anti-gang initiatives unveiled this week.

Tough new measures to curb Croydon's knife crime culture

Croydon Guardian: Chief Superintendent Mark Gore has promised more officers and more searches

7:00pm Monday 6th October 2008

Tough new measures to fight knife crime on the streets of Croydon have been launched in a new campaign today.

Knife task force to end the killing

Croydon Guardian: Police and the council have launched a knife crime taskforce

9:19am Wednesday 1st October 2008

A new youth crime task force has been created to curb youth violence after a series of teen murders.

Knife crime music tour coming to Croydon

5:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2008

A music tour highlighting the perils of knife crime is set to come to Croydon.

Teen stabbed outside train station

11:54am Thursday 11th September 2008

A teenager has been arrested for stabbing a 14-year-old boy in a battle between school children at East Croydon station on Tuesday.

Gangs hijack stabbed teen's memorial

Croydon Guardian: The roadside memorial in Sumner Road

8:31am Wednesday 10th September 2008

The family of stabbed school boy Nilanthan Murddi are furious after gangsters hijacked a roadside memorial at the scene of his death.

MPs' poor show at knife crime summit

Croydon Guardian: Andrew Pelling was the only one of four MPs to attend the meeting

9:50am Wednesday 3rd September 2008

Only one of Croydon’s MPs attended a knife crime meeting last night.

Man killed in Croydon stabbing

Croydon Guardian: Floral tributes: Flowers have been left outside the house in Thomson Crescent

7:13pm Sunday 19th August 2007

A man has been stabbed to death following a disturbance in Croydon.

Hundreds join litter death vigil

Croydon Guardian: Evren Anil

4:08pm Sunday 19th August 2007

More than 200 people joined a vigil for murdered 23-year-old Evren Anil who died after an argument over a chocolate bar.

Final farewell to Mikey Brown

Croydon Guardian: Killed: Mikey Brown

4:59pm Friday 17th August 2007

Family and friends of Mikey Carlos Brown gathered for his funeral in Earlsfield today.

Appeal for witnesses in 'chocolate bar' killing

Croydon Guardian: Killed: Evren Anil

6:06pm Wednesday 15th August 2007

Officers investigating the murder of a 23-year-old killed in an argument over a chocolate bar returned to the scene this afternoon.

Madness must stop

Croydon Guardian: Neil Fraser has a message of respect

10:53am Wednesday 18th July 2007

A plea for knife crime sanity from music producer Mad Professor.

Met backs Stop Knife Crime campaign

Croydon Guardian:

1:05pm Tuesday 17th July 2007

Met boss Sir Ian Blair has backed the Stop Knife Crime campaign.


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