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# Croydon

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# London
Man who filmed ‘disgusting’ Grenfell video handed suspended jail term
Paul Bussetti, 49, admitted making the “grossly offensive” film at a friend’s party.
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# Croydon
Police officer shot dead in London moved into custody work because he thought it was 'safest option'
Metropolitan Police Sergeant Matiu Ratana was described by a friend as ‘just a really genuinely nice guy’.
# Croydon
Police officer shot dead in London is named, as tributes pour in
Sergeant Matiu Ratana, known as Matt to family and friends, joined the force in 1991.
# Croydon
Baby boy who was in critical condition after his pregnant mother was stabbed to death in London has died
The baby, named Riley, was in critical condition after paramedics delivered him last Saturday.
# Croydon
Man arrested after pregnant woman dies in London stabbing; baby in critical condition
The 26-year-old woman was eight months pregnant.
# alfie lamb
London mother found guilty of cruelty after son dies from being crushed by car seat
CCTV footage prior to Alfie Lamb getting in the car showed him to be fit and healthy.
# stupider like a
London's serial cat killer turns out to be a fox
The Croydon Cat Killer is unlikely to have been human after all, according to police.
# London
Police officer saves seven people - including mother and baby - from burning building
PC Neil Dobson tied up his loyal police dog, Monty, outside before rushing into the building.
# Croydon
UK police officers surprise elderly couple with new car on Christmas Day after theirs was stolen
“I’ve heard of wonderful things happening to people, but I never thought this would happen to us.”
# Croydon
Teenage boy stabbed to death after being confronted by men with machete
Police in London have said Jermaine Goupall’s family are “devastated”.
# hate crime
Five charged after 'brutal' assault on teenage asylum seeker at London bus stop
Police said the teenager’s condition was “serious but stable and is not believed to be life-threatening.”
# Attempted Murder
Six arrested over 'brutal' assault on teenage asylum seeker in London
A 17-year-old boy sustained serious head injuries in the attack.
# London
'She's not breathing': Boy (4) uses Siri to call emergency services to save mother
Once through to emergency services, the boy was able to say what his address was.
# Visas
Gang who flew in Lithuanian brides to UK as part of sham marriage scam jailed
People involved in the scam swapped roles in fake bridal parties.
# Croydon
Tram driver held on suspicion of manslaughter after seven die in London crash
At least seven people are now confirmed as having died as a result of the incident.
# Tram Crash
Five dead and over 50 injured in London tram crash
The incident happened in the Croydon area of the the English capital.
# Jailed
English mother who abused her kids in order to claim benefits jailed for seven years
The woman subjected her children to medical treatment they didn’t need.
# Croydon
Man arrested after tweeting about confronting Muslim woman over Brussels attacks
Matthew Doyle said she gave him a “mealy-mouthed” response.
# Croydon
Police in London release video of two youths attempting to set bus on fire
Police are treating the incident as an arson attempt.
# Croydon
14-year-old girl arrested over assault on elderly woman on London bus
The 87-year-old woman was punched in the face and received a black eye.
# vicious
87-year-old woman punched in the face by teenagers on London bus
The two girls involved in the incident are believed to be aged between 14 and 18.
# London
'Devastated' woman returns from holidays to find her daughter's ashes have been stolen
The robbery happened in the London suburb of Croydon.
# tia sharp
Tia Sharp investigation: Police consider theory she was smothered
A post-mortem examination is set to continue this week following the discovery of the schoolgirl’s body in her grandmother’s loft last Friday.
# tia sharp
Stuart Hazell to go forward for trial charged with murder of Tia Sharp
The body of the 12-year-old was found in her grandmother’s house on Friday night. Hazell is her grandmother’s partner.
# tia sharp
Stuart Hazell to appear in court today charged with Tia Sharp's murder
The body of the 12-year-old was found in her grandmother’s house on Friday night.
# tia sharp
Tia Sharp case: Grandmother's partner charged with murder
37-year-old Stuart Hazell was arrested after a body was found in the search for the schoolgirl in London.
# tia sharp
Tia Sharp investigation: Police arrest Stuart Hazell on suspicion of murder
London Metropolitan Police have arrested the 37-year-old partner of the missing girl’s grandmother on suspicion of murder.
# tia sharp
London police find body in search for missing 12-year-old Tia Sharp
Police are searching for the partner of Tia Sharp’s grandmother in connection with the case and have warned that he should not be approached.
# Missing Child
Mother of missing 12-year-old speaks out for the first time
Tia Sharp has been missing from her home in south London since Friday.
Voices
Column: The Young and the Angry need to take themselves to task
Lisa McInerney is a fan of The Secret Millionaire reality TV show – but it has alerted her to a section of disillusioned First World youth who won’t take any blame for their actions.
# Week in Photos
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures
# London riots
Police probe: No evidence that Mark Duggan fired at officers
Ballistic tests indicate that a handgun found at the scene of Duggan’s death had NOT been fired.
# London riots
BlackBerry website hacked by anti-police 'hacktivist' group
BlackBerry’s manufacturer said it would allow police to access BlackBerry Messenger posts – and got hacked in return.
# London riots
London mayor Johnson brandishes a broom on the streets of the city
The mayor was heckled as he visited the Clapham Junction area. Meanwhile shops and businesses across London have stayed closed or shut early this afternoon.
# Riots
Man injured in London riots dies as inquest into Mark Duggan death opens
Meanwhile, social media campaigns have been launched to target those who have been rioting and looting.
# London riots
Cameron cuts holiday short as violence spreads in London and Birmingham
Several buildings are ablaze in the Croydon area, as looting and violent clashes with police continue in parts of east and south London. The violence has also spread to Birmingham city centre.