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Policing can be a painful privilege

The police have a hard time in Brixton. We all want crime to be dealt with quickly and efficiently and we all want it...
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BRIXTON LEGAL: What to do if your child is arrested

Pam Douglas is a solicitor with local firm Wainwright & Cummins. Each month, she takes a common enquiry and asks one of her colleagues...
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PC who head-butted Brixton suspect is sacked

A police officer who head-butted and punched a suspect in Atlantic Road in January last year was dismissed by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)...

Barnardo’s launch project to combat youth violence

As violence affecting young people shows no sign of declining, a new project led by the charity Barnardo’s will work to prevent south London...
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Police seek witnesses of alleged abduction near Brixton

Lambeth Police are appealing for witnesses and information after two incidents – one of them near Brixton – that are being treated as abduction...
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Police seek help after knife incident at Brixton church

Police are appealing for information after a man brandishing knives walked into the Universal Church of Kingdom of God at 386 Brixton Road and...
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New appeal on tenth anniversary of Billy Cox murder

Ten years after the murder of local teenager Billy Cox, his mother and police are appealing for help in finding out who killed him. Detectives are...
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Six-year sentence for attack on Brixton pensioners

Reggie Oliver, 46, has been jailed for a total of six years after he was found guilty of attacking two pensioners during an attempted...
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Suspended sentence for PC who assaulted suspect in Brixton

A police officer who forcibly pushed a man’s head into a wall while he was trying to arrest him in Brixton was today (3...
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Brixton police pioneer knife crime project

London’s deputy mayor for policing, Sophie Linden, visited Brixton police station in January to check on a pioneering project to reduce knife crime. The project,...

Bowie memorial attacked

Police were called and one arrest made in the early hours of this morning after vandals attacked tributes at the David Bowie memorial at...
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Police seek witnesses after 18-year-old run down and stabbed in Brixton

Detectives investigating last night’s stabbing in Brixton – which left the 18-year-old victim in a critical condition – are appealing for witnesses and information. Police...

Acre Lane traders hit by break-ins

Traders on Acre Lane have been hit by a wave of burglaries. Khamsa at number 140 and the recently opened Knife restaurant have suffered break-ins....
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Sentence due in Jerrell Elie case

Stockwell man Nathan Bell, 30, is due to be sentenced today (21 October) for the manslaughter of 17-year-old Jerrell Elie of Camberwell. A car he...

Police probe Tulse Hill shooting

Police are appealing for information and witnesses after a shooting on the Tulse Hill Estate. Just before 10pm on Monday night (26 September) police were...
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Police seek witnesses to Brixton attack

Police are are appealing for information and witnesses after a man was punched in the head in an unprovoked attack near the Ritzy in...