The knife crime is getting CRAZY in Croydon, not that it hasn’t been over the years but after four teenagers were stabbed within a week Croydon Police are asking for help. They just can’t tackle the problem on their own. They need the help of the community.
Croydon has been named the fifth worst Borough in London for knife related crimes in 2016 totalling 1,026 according to the Evening Standard. In top slot was Southwark with 1,258, second place was held by Newham with 1,165, Lambeth in third with 1,156 and in forth place Tower Hamlets with 1,087.
On the 4th March in Albert Road, Thornton Heath, a street fight erupted and a 16 year old was knifed in the face and back. He was treated for multiple stab wounds in hospital. On the 7th March an 18 year old was arrested in Hampshire on suspicion of GBH – Grevious Bodily Harm.
On 7th March in a separate incident, two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the stabbing of a 17 year old boy who was found with multiple stab wounds in the stairwell of Wandle Car Park, Croydon on Tuesday 28th February. Both Innes Yard and the alleyway between Time Dry Cleaners and Ponte Nuevo Restaurant were taped off. As far as is reported he is still in hospital with life threatening injuries.
In the early evening of March 1st, a 16 year old boy was stabbed during a fight in South Norwood High Street.
Croydon Police are asking for information relating to a stabbing which took place in Virginia Road, Thornton Heath on the 27th February. The two victims were admitted into hospital.
Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe, Croydon Borough Commander admits that the perpetrators are not “engaging” with the police which makes it much harder to “understand and create a diversion”.
“This is why it is important for us to work with the community groups who can speak to those involved and engage with them and help us tackle the problem.”
“The message is clear. Do not carry a knife”.
On February 3rd, a 14 year old boy was left fighting for his life after being stabbed in the neck near Croydon Town Centre in Poplar Walk. He was found near West Croydon Train Station with serious injuries. As a result of this Head Teacher Kerry Targett of St. Andrew’s CE School wrote to parents warning them of the incidences that are taking place outside of school.
*Editor* The root of the problem and why knife crime occurs is something they don’t understand. You can’t reach a solution if you don’t understand the problem.
Peeps please stay blessed – we might need a nation of warriors but you actually have to be alive to fight.