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  1. Murder investigation launched after Croydon stabbing

    A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Croydon.

    Police were called by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) at 07:41 on Sunday to a residential address on Clyde Road to reports of a stabbing.

    Officers and London's Air Ambulance also attended alongside the LAS. Despite their best efforts, a 29-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

    His next of kin have been informed. Formal identification awaits.

    A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

    A 35-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene and is currently in custody at a south London police station.

    A crime scene remains in place at the address.

  2. Council had ‘corporate blindness’ and ignored warnings

    Inside Croydon

    Council staff were summoned into a meeting at barely 10 minutes notice this morning, as the interim chief executive Katherine Kerswell laid out what she described as a report from the council’s auditors “raising serious concerns about how decisions have been taken about our finances and how they have been managed over recent years”.

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  3. Met launches autumn anti-social behaviour campaign

    The Metropolitan Police have begun their annual autumn campaign to crack down on violence and anti-social behaviour, with a range of operational activity planned for London over the next three weeks.

    The Autumn Nights campaign will target violence in particular, with officers active across the capital at a time of year when crime rates typically increase.

    Met Commander Jane Connors said the period around Halloween and Bonfire Night, when increased numbers of people took to the streets after dark, was a time in which many people felt vulnerable.

    "We know that traditionally at this time of year we see an increase in anti-social behaviour and we start to see a small rise in the levels of violence," Ms Connors said.

    "So what we're here to do is make sure that we reassure the communities that we're here to keep them safe, give them crime prevention advice, and make sure we stay on top of any anti-social behaviour and any violence, which is our number one priority.

    "What that includes is local safe neighbourhood officers, who will be going around to make sure they give crime-prevention advice, speaking to people who may be vulnerable or scared, particularly at Halloween and Bonfire Night.

    "That's the time of year we get anti-social behaviour, and people do get worried."

    Officers would also increase their presence through targeted patrols in areas expected to be particularly affected by violence and anti-social behaviour, Ms Connors said.

  4. Housing ministry provides £635,000 for borough’s homeless

    Inside Croydon

    The government has given Croydon Council a £635,000 grant to continue its work to tackle homelessness during the pandemic through helping people into accommodation and providing health support.

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    Video caption: Toddler's grandmother makes appeal over shooting

    The grandmother of a two year old boy who was shot in the head in Harlesden has appealed to anyone with information on the attack to come forward.

  6. Overflowing sorting hall sees Viridor facing health complaints

    Inside Croydon


    Shocking photographs taken from inside the sorting hall at the Viridor-operated incinerator at Beddington Lane show overflowing piles of rubbish with clinical waste sacks mixed with general household refuse and strewn across the floor.

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    Video caption: UK Space Agency backs NHS drone in Covid fight

    The £500k trial could eventually carry coronavirus samples and tests between hospitals and labs.

  8. Crowley stands down as Tory opposition leader in Sutton

    Inside Croydon

    Tim Crowley today became the fourth leader of a Town Hall political group in south London in the past few weeks to announce that they are standing down.

    Mr Crowley, a councillor for Carshalton South and Clockhouse Ward, has been the leader of the opposition Conservative group on Sutton Council since 2014.

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