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Third man arrested over Peckham shooting

Following the shooting of Rio McFarlane in Peckham on Monday night, there have now been three arrests: A third man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man in south London. Officers found Rio McFarlane with a bullet wound to the chest on Pearse Street in Peckham, on Monday night. [...]

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Man shot dead in Peckham

A man’s been shot dead in Peckham, and two men are being questioned, according to the BBC: Officers in Peckham heard a gunshot at about 2130 BST on Monday and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound a short while later.   An ambulance attended but the man, who was from the area, died [...]

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Tulse Hill crack house closed

Another crack house bites the dust, this time in Tulse Hill: Residency and Crack House Closure at Rainsford House   On Thursday 26th August officers from the Tulse Hill SNT and the Anti-Social Behaviour Officer from Lambeth Living, attended Rainsford House, Brixton Hill SW2, to permanently evict the occupant.   Mr Uziah Ruddock aged 63 [...]

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Wandsworth road cabbie muggers given 10 years

For a nasty little illustration of some resourceful street crime, how about this? Robbers Sentenced to ten years for Cab Driver Robberies in Kennington   On Friday 3 September Fabio Costa, aged 19 and Kevin Dixon, aged 28 were both sentenced to ten years imprisonment for robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.   Both [...]

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Southwark opens violent crime consultation

Southwark opens violent crime consultation

Southwark council is kicking off a “major consultation” with residents on violent crime. The survey is under the aegis of the Safer Southwark Partnership, and is intended to feed into a five year crime strategy. Here’s how Southwark is describing the strategy: The violent crime strategy is an important document for the communities in Southwark [...]

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Coldharbour Lane crack house closed

According to CommunitySafe, a crack house on Coldhardbour Lane was closed down earlier today: Lambeth Borough Police together with Lambeth Council and the Housing Partnership have worked together to shut down a property that was used for drug dealing. The crack house in Boatemah Walk, Angel Town Estate Brixton, SW9 was today served with a [...]

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Herne Hill – “bars in cars” central?

Has Herne Hill turned into a nest of illegal booze-sellers? The South London Press (never known to shirk from an exaggeration) certainly thinks so, claiming that “unlicensed traders” are showing up after dark to flog booze out of the back of their cars: Jim Davidson, who owns picture-framing shop Brockwell Art studios in the street, [...]

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Lewisham begins “problem drinking” trial consultation

Lewisham begins “problem drinking” trial consultation

Lewisham has announced plans for a trial of a Designated Public Place Order (also known as a Drinking Control Zone) to crack down on “problem drinking” in the borough. The DPPO would cover the whole of the borough for a six month trial. The trial has been approved by the Mayor, Steve Bullock, but the [...]

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Murderous mapping and more

We have an editorial policy here at South London Post – we don’t write about murders if we can help it. Why? Because everybody else does. Murder, particularly knife murder, is up there with spies and property prices in being catnip to the mainstream media. Which puts us in diametrical opposition to the rather extraordinary [...]

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“Pre-planned” multiple shooting in Brixton

A grim night in Brixton: BBC News – Five hurt in ‘pre-planned’ multiple shooting in Brixton: “Five men have been injured in a multiple shooting in south London which the Metropolitan Police believe was a ‘pre-planned attack’. Officers found four men with bullet wounds after being called to St James’s Crescent, Brixton, on Friday night.  

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