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General Election 2024: Labour holds Streatham and Croydon North

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Steve Reed holds Labour seat for Streatham and Croydon North - Sutton & Croydon Guardian

Steve Reed won with 23,232 votes, a majority of 15,603 which accounted for 52.1 percent of the vote, a slight decrease by 5.8 percent from the previous election in 2019.

Mr Reed will be returning to his role as MP after serving as MP for Croydon North since 2012, as well as shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs since September 2023.

Mr Reed’s previous seat for Croydon North was abolished this year and replaced by Streatham and Croydon North as the new constituency.

The south London postcodes with the most XL Bullies

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The postcodes with the most XL Bullies in south London - Sutton & Croydon Guardian

Data from a Freedom of Information request by The Spectator shows that the CR0 postcode, covering Croydon, Addiscombe, Shirley, Addington, New Addington, Forestdale and Waddon, has the highest number of approved applications for XL Bully dogs in the whole of the UK.

The CR0 postcode had 219 approvals, ranking 1st out of 2,424 postcodes overall.

The second south London postcode on the list is SE18, which covers Plumstead and Woolwich.

SE18 was ranked at number 16 in the UK, with 133 approved applications for XL Bullies.

Streatham Place Brixton stabbing: Suspect on loose

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Suspect on the loose after late night stabbing in south London - Sutton & Croydon Guardian

Emergency services were called to Streatham Place this morning (June 27) at 2.24am.

It is believed that the stabbing victim, a man in his 40s, was stabbed in Brixton Hill.

He was taken to a south London hospital where his injuries were assessed as not life-threatening of life-changing.

No arrests have been made and police enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Metropolitan Police on 101 quoting 758/27JUN or message @MetCC on X.

Gunman fled to Streatham after shooting man in Tottenham

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Gunman shot man in leg and fled to south London - Sutton & Croydon Guardian

Charles Ezbon, 33, of Park Lane, Tottenham, pleaded guilty to possession of a loaded firearm and grievous bodily harm in March this year.

He was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court on June 19 to a minimum of nine years in jail.

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Police attended North Middlesex hospital in the early hours of December 24 after being told a man had been admitted with a gunshot wound to the leg.

The 26-year-old’s injuries were later assessed as not life-threatening.

New Addington man found guilty of Mitcham fatal shooting

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New Addington man cleared of killing last year now found guilty of fatal shooting - Sutton & Croydon Guardian

In April 2023, 22-year-old Tyrese Miller was shot in the chest at close range.

Drug dealer Denzel Kwateng has been cleared of his murder but convicted of manslaughter after the jury deliberated for more than 41 hours.

In 2022, the 22-year-old was cleared over the fatal stabbing of 17-year-old Denardo Samuels-Brooks following an Old Bailey trial.

At his second trial, Kwateng claimed in his defence that he had only pointed a gun at Mr Miller as a prank when it went off without him pulling the trigger.

Sutton Court Road B&Q to close next week

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Sutton Court Road B&Q to close next week - Sutton & Croydon Guardian

The store on Sutton Court Road will close its doors June 8 and it will later be transformed into a residential development following planning permission approval in December, 2023.

B&Q opened a new store on Sutton High Street last year, but this is a smaller “local” store.

According to previous reports by the Local Democracy Reporting Service, the project includes eight blocks of flats, 337 of which will be affordable homes, within the 970-flat establishment.

Tower heights range from six to 21 floors.

Streatham Common Playground stabbing: Arrest made

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Arrest made after teen seriously injured in Streatham playground stabbing - Sutton & Croydon Guardian

A teen was found “seriously” injured at Streatham Common Playground shortly after 8pm on May 18.

Officers and London Ambulance Service crews attended and the teen was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition.

A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police confirmed today (May 21) that his condition is now stable.

One man was arrested at the scene in connection with the incident and taken into police custody.

He has since been bailed while further enquiries are carried out.

Streatham Common Park stabbing: Teen taken to hospital

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Streatham Common Park stabbing: Teen taken to hospital - Sutton & Croydon Guardian

The incident happened at Streatham Common Park just after 8pm on May 18.

An ambulance crew, paramedics in response cars, an incident response officer, and London’s Air Ambulance attended.

The teen was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital where his condition is unknown.

We have contacted the Metropolitan Police for further information.

A spokesperson London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 8.06pm on Saturday 18 May to reports of a stabbing incident at Streatham Common, SE16.

Streatham Common Park stabbing: Teen taken to hospital

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Streatham Common Park stabbing: Teen taken to hospital - Sutton & Croydon Guardian

The incident happened at Streatham Common Park just after 8pm on May 18.

An ambulance crew, paramedics in response cars, an incident response officer, and London’s Air Ambulance attended.

The teen was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital where his condition is unknown.

We have contacted the Metropolitan Police for further information.

A spokesperson London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 8.06pm on Saturday 18 May to reports of a stabbing incident at Streatham Common, SE16.

Streatham: Man jailed after raping woman in Norbury home

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Streatham: Man jailed after raping woman in Norbury home - Sutton & Croydon Guardian

Raphael Fakoya, 35, was jailed for nine years on May 13 after he was found guilty of numerous sexual offences.

The assault occurred in February 2022 at Fakoya's home, with a woman who he knew.

Fakoya will be on the sex offenders register for life.

Following a hearing at Croydon Crown Court on January 24, Fakoya, from Beatrice Avenue, SW16, was declared a serious risk to women.

He plead guilty to three counts of rape, two counts of assault by penetration, and one count of sexual assault.