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To also report a crime, anti social behaviour, traffic accident (and lost and stolen vehicles), fraud, lost and found property, missing person, civil dispute etc, go to ‘Report’ on the Metropolitan Police Website; met.police.uk
POLICE STATION CONTACT POINTS IN CROYDON BOROUGH
Croydon Police Station, 71 Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1BP. Open 24/7 -
Berin Underwood House, 90 Windmill Road, Croydon, CR0 2XR. Open Monday-
Not sure which SNT Ward you are now located in? Then look at the list of streets in the RRA area (scroll down below the map).
(most of the roads in the RRA area to the west of St Edmund’s Church, and including Lower Barn Rd; Mitchley Ave (west of St Edmund’s), Buttermere Gdns, Derwent Drive, Honister Hts etc, Riddlesdown Collegiate, Brancaster Lane, Riddlesdown Rd & Ave etc).
Telephone; 07584 186578 -
Website: Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown
Weekly Crime Updates
Update 21/3/19 -
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Update 20/2/19 -
Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown Police Newsletter January 2019 Updated 6/2/19
Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown Police Newsletter December 2018 Updated 31/12/18
“On Monday last I left home at about 11:45 to walk to Purley and saw three men furtively unloading large tool boxes from the back window of a builder's van and loading them into the back of a silver coloured saloon which they just parked in the middle of the road! One saw me staring and told me to "go away". I started walking and looked back to note the registration. They quickly drove off. I called 999. I located the builder and continued to Purley.
Along Riddlesdown Avenue I came across three opened tool boxes which belonged to the builder who picked them up, minus the valuable tools. I continued along Warren Road behind Purley goods yard and spotted a stick on registration plate lying in the gutter. It was from the get-
Residents who have builders working for them should advise them to take precautions as these thieves brazenly pull up in broad daylight to commit these thefts."
The RRA have also been made aware that vehicle catalytic converters (part of the exhaust system) are being stolen from vehicles in London, by jacking the vehicle up and cutting off the catalytic converters, in broad daylight.
If you see any of these crimes happening and it is safe to do so, call the Police immediately on 999.
A message from Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown SNT 26 February
"Just to let you know there was a burglary on Purley Bury Avenue 25 February between the hours of 0930-
At present there are no further lines of investigation i.e cctv, witnesses. We do however wait to see if any forensic opportunities occur.
I have attached a link with our crime prevention advice."
(most of the roads in the RRA area to the east of St Edmund’s Church and including Copthorne Rise, Westfield Ave, Rectory Park, Hyde Rd, Mitchley Ave (east of St Edmund’s), Mitchley Hill, Tandridge Gardens, Holmwood Ave etc).
Tel: 020 8721 2470 -
Website: Sanderstead SNT
Sanderstead Police Newsletter February 2019 Updated 7/3/19
Sanderstead Police Newsletter January 2019 Updated 9/2/19
Sanderstead Police Newsletter December 2018 -
Burglary update 14/3/19
PURLEY & WOODCOTE SNT
(in the RRA area, these roads are only; the top end of Downs Court Rd (from the bend at Mitchley Ave) and Cranford Close).
Tel: 07920 233892 -
Website link: Purley & Woodcote SNT
Purley & Woodcote Police Newsletter January 2019 -
Purley & Woodcote Police Newsletter December 2018-
Purley & Woodcote Police Newsletter November 2018 Updated 7/12/18
The Little book of Cyber scams -
INFORMATION FROM MET POLICE
House Burglaries -
Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown (PO&R) SNT have made us aware of four recent burglaries in the Riddlesdown area. The times would indicate this was on Friday 11 January and maybe into Saturday 12 Jan.
Two burglaries were on Mitchley Avenue and two were on Ingleboro Drive. Access was gained via the rear of property on all occasions. Various items taken from jewellery to laptops.
Forensics have attended and have taken swabs. Two black males aged 15-
If anyone has CCTV cameras in these streets and they are on the front of properties could you please check them for Friday and see if you have any one acting suspiciously and if so then please send the footage to the PO&R SNT. E-
The Police advise, side access and rear of the property are where homes can be vulnerable. Side gates should be secured with a lock/padlock that is not reached by learning your arm over. If the gate is 6ft tall you can consider trellis or intruder excluder spikes on top. Bins should be behind the gate. Rear fences should be secure and can also have intruder excluder or trellis on top as this is not easy for suspects to climb/gain access. Sheds should be secured and do not leave garden tools out that can be used to gain entry.
This is the link to the Police crime prevention advice. There is good advice on locks, security and a walk around house showing what we recommend. https://www.met.police.uk/cp/crime-
Advice from Met Police about the use of drones
Crimes in your area -
Anti Social Behaviour -
For Police Advice on Home Protection click on this Link
For advice on Car & Bicycle Protection, click on this Link
Need help? 112 is your life-
112 is the European emergency phone number, available everywhere in the EU, free of charge.
It is possible to call 112 from fixed and mobile phones to contact any emergency service: an ambulance, the fire brigade or the police.
When a person dials 112, a specially trained operator will answer the call. Depending on the national organisation of emergency services, the operator will either deal with the request directly or transfer the call to the most appropriate emergency service.
Operators in many countries can answer the calls not only in their national language, but also in English or French. If the caller does not know where he is, the operator will identify where the person making the call is physically located and will pass it to the emergency authorities so that these can help immediately.
112 operators do not provide traffic and weather reports, general information or answers to queries. Calling 112 as a joke or calling and then hanging up is considered a hoax call. Hoax calls not only waste the time and money of the emergency operators, but can also be dangerous. If 112 lines or call operators are busy with hoax calls, someone with a real emergency may not be able to get the help needed. In most countries, it is a criminal offence to make hoax 112 calls and a person can be judged for that.
112 does not replace the existing (UK 999) national emergency number. In most countries, it operates alongside them. However, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Malta and Romania have opted for 112 as their main national emergency number.
Office usually covered Monday to Friday 10.00hrs to 14.00hrs Tel: 020 8555 1200 Extension 37637. Please do not report any crimes on this number, as there is no Police staff to process crime reports at this address.
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Some useful contact details.
Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111
Age UK Croydon 020 8683 7100
Croydon Trading Standards 020 8407 1311
Action Fraud 0300 123 2040 Website