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POLICE AND CRIME REPORTING -
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).
PO&R CONTACT DETAILS
Telephone; 07584 186578 -
Website: Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown
WEEKLY CRIME UPDATES
Update 31/5/19 -
Update 26/5/19 -
Update 17/5/19 -
Update 5/5/19 -
Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown Police Newsletter March 2019 Updated 7/4/19
Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown Police Newsletter January 2019 Updated 6/2/19
Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown Police Newsletter December 2018 Updated 31/12/18
NEXT WARD PANEL MEETING
A meeting of the panel members to discuss local concerns and to and set priorities for the local police team. is on Thursday 20 June 2019 from 7pm in the Philippi room at Christ Church, Brighton Road, Purley.
The RRA were made aware on Friday evening (17/5/19) that there was a potential rough sleeper in the bushes around the railway tunnel vent shaft at the top of Dalegarth Gardens/Ingleboro Drive.
Both the Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown SNT and the Council's Neighbourhood Safety Officers were alerted and we have received a report back this morning from the Council Neighbourhood Safety Officer, that he checked the site on Friday evening and has reported for all the litter to be cleared. He doesn't believe anyone is sleeping rough at the location, but someone has been using the location to open parcels that were delivered to nearby addresses.
We have enquired if any address labels were evident to notify those residents. So if you are missing a parcel in this area, it could have been stolen.
Updated 26/4/19 -
A message received to us from a resident this morning (24/4/19):
"A woman about mid 30s knocked on our door this morning and tried to convince my younger sister that she was hired to clean the house. Fortunately my sister did not let her in as we don’t have a cleaner (rest of family all at work). But she was very insistent and apparently tried to block my sister from shutting the door.
The lady did not know our address when asked so doesn’t look like a genuine mistake either. Fortunately nothing else happened and she has left but might be worth making people aware in case she attempts this on other houses.
This was Riddlesdown Avenue this morning."
UPDATE 26/4/19 -
(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).
SANDERSTEAD CONTACT DETAILS
Tel: 020 8721 2470 -
Website: Sanderstead SNT
Sanderstead Police Newsletter May 2019 Updated 5/6/19
Sanderstead Police Newsletter April 2019 Updated 4/5/19
Plus Croydon Council Neighbourhood Safety Officers details
Sanderstead Police Newsletter March 2019 -
Sanderstead Police Newsletter February 2019 Updated 7/3/19
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).
PURLEY & WOODCOTE CONTACT DETAILS
Tel: 07920 233892 -
Website link: Purley & Woodcote SNT
Purley & Woodcote Police Newsletter January 2019 -
Purley & Woodcote Police Newsletter December 2018-
The Little book of Cyber scams -
Information received from Sanderstead SNT on 15 May 2019
"Please see the following on behalf of Supt Carswell:
On Thursday 9th May 2019 police officers and partner agencies including GAIN (Government Intelligence Network), led by Supt Carswell and CI Knight from South BCU, conducted a search warrant at a light industrial site in Thames Road, Dartford.
This successful search warrant was undertaken to directly disrupt organised criminal activity that is believed responsible for residential burglaries as well as a large number of thefts of high value cars and the theft of tools from work vans that has recently occurred across the boroughs of Bromley, Croydon and Sutton, as well as other London boroughs. These crimes have caused a great deal of public concern and anxiety.
This was a complex policing operation with a large search area. The initial policing and partner presence on site was necessary to ensure evidence was not lost in the early stages of the operation and was quickly reduced once the area was safely secured. Normal policing activity was not interrupted in any way in any part of London during this operation.
Five people have been arrested to date.
Police have recovered 8 stolen vehicles, firearms, ammunition, cash and a large quantity of other stolen property worth tens of thousands of pounds.
We have recovered large amounts of drugs and removed a cannabis factory from the location.
We have disrupted a criminal network that has been handling stolen vehicles and stripping these for parts or selling them on with new vehicle identities.
In addition to the multiple seizures of stolen goods, the information drawn from this police and partner operation will significantly assist in the disruption of criminal gangs across London in the future.
Chief Inspector Knight From South area BCU said:
“I am immensely proud of the work of officers and partner agencies in this operation. We have disrupted criminal activity across London and have recovered stolen property, drugs and vehicles. I am delighted to be able to inform the victims of these offences that there property has been recovered and people arrested in connection with these offences. Working alongside The Government Intelligence Network and other partners we have also opened new lines of inquiry which I have no doubt will lead to further police and partner intervention. I will continue to work with the new lines of inquiry to target criminals across London and further search warrants and enforcement should be anticipated in coming months”
A Government Agency Intelligence Network (London) spokesperson said:-
Advice from Met Police about the use of drones
Crimes in your area -
Anti Social Behaviour -
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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
The RRA have received information that residents in the area are receiving telephone calls purporting to be from BT to say that unless you take action immediately your BT line and internet will be disconnected tonight. It is an automated voice and asks you to press a number to be put through to an agent. Hang up immediately it is a scam.
Most of the numbers being displayed are showing a full international code (and +44 is UK) and appear something like 001 44. If you block that number then they just ring back later on another fake number!
If you have elderly relatives, or elderly neighbours near you, please make them aware of this scam.
If you are a BT customer and you are in doubt, please ring BT customer services direct -
Some of the "fake" numbers being used are:
001 44 1911466771
001 44 1820757550
001 44 1980403745
001 44 1874370550