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Van will be front counter of Brixton police station for six weeks

Brixton police station’s front counter is to relocate to a van directly outside its front doors for about six weeks, the Metropolitan Police said...
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Guilty plea after machine gun find

A man has pleaded guilty in court after police officers discovered a Skorpion machine pistol, a revolver and ammunition in a disused car near...
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Man detained after racial abuse in Windrush Square

Police detained a man outside the Ritzy in Brixton’s Windrush square shorty before 8am this morning (28 October) after an incident in which a...
The Hideaway meeting

Residents air concerns over Streatham terror attack

Two of London’s 12 bail hostels are in Lambeth, a meeting of more than 100 Streatham residents heard last week. They also heard and expressed...
David Batista with coach Austin Kentebe

Brixton Ballers recover stolen wheelchair

Wheelchair basketball player David Batista has his £5,000 sport chair back after a sting operation involving the police led to its return. Percy Hutchful, coach...

Domino Club criticises knee-jerk blame for local police incidents

Brixton Domino Club has criticised social media and online commentators who leapt to the conclusion that it was connected with the recent death of...
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Chucklehead Cider appeal after Country Show takings stolen

Chucklehead Cider, the small Devon farm producer whose product is central to the Lambeth Country Show, had much of its takings stolen after the...
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Brixton pastor welcomes Mayor’s speech linking youth violence with poverty and cuts

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said today that poverty, poor mental health and school exclusions, exacerbated by Tory cuts, are connected to the rise...
Southwark Crown Court

Man who defrauded Lambeth council jailed

A man who stole nearly £300,000 from Lambeth council was yesterday (18 March) jailed for six and half years. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said...
Southwark Crown Court

Seven council workers convicted of housing benefit fraud

Seven benefit assessors who worked for London councils, including Lambeth, have been convicted of housing benefit fraud worth more than £1 million. They will be...

Brixton Soup Kitchen warns others after criminals use its name in scam

Brixton Soup Kitchen founder Solomon Smith has described as “heartbreaking” a scam that used the soup kitchen’s name and image to steal from charity...
Stop knife gun sign in Brixton shop window

COMMENT: London’s bleeding

16-year-old Saara Yearwood Hadadj says government should not be banning music, but opening youth clubs Over recent years knife crime in London, has become a major...
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Brixton stolen wallet plea

Natalie Itinov from Bulgaria was robbed outside KFC in central Brixton last night (9 March). The thief escaped on a bike with her wallet containing bank...
James Bennett

Runaway flat deposit fraudster sentenced

Fraudster James Bennett, 32, of no fixed abode, was today (15 December) jailed for six years in his absence. He had been found guilty...
Gary Kerby

Man convicted of attempted rape in Brixton

A man has been convicted of attempting to rape a woman as she walked through Rush Common in Brixton. She may have been saved by...
James Bennett

Brixton flat deposit fraud man found guilty, but is not in court

A man who conned people looking for somewhere to live in Brixton out of thousands of pounds is being sought after he was convicted...

New Lambeth waste contractor Serco bailed out by another authority

Serco, the controversial outsourcing company that Lambeth council has chosen to be its new rubbish collection contractor, is having to be bailed out by...

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