Working together to tackle knife crime

12th February 2018 to 12th March 2018

North End

North End
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Croydon has united to bring together a three-week programme to raise awareness of knife crime and th

The plans kick off during next week’s half term, when the council’s youth engagement team joins forces with Croydon Business Improvement District (Bid), Croydon College, Croydon police, faith groups, London Ambulance Service, school pastors, Victim Support, and Croydon’s young people’s outreach and counselling service, CDI, to host a range of town-centre events.

The events start on Monday 12 February with London Ambulance Service demonstrating how they help people who have been inflicted with knife injuries, from 10am to 2pm in Centrale shopping centre (ground floor, next to Debenhams).

Croydon’s youth engagement team will be in the Whitgift Shopping Centre, from 2 to 4pm (ground floor, next to Starbucks), engaging with young people and encouraging them to seek support.

They will be working alongside Croydon police borough commander, Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe, who will host a question-and-answer session entitled Let’s Talk About Knife Crime

Victim Support will be in Centrale on Tuesday, from 1 to 5pm (again by Debenhams), advising people where they can get help and support against knife crime.

On Tuesday evening the police will hold community weapon sweep training with local faith groups.

On Thursday, from 10am to 2pm, the police town-centre team will be in the Whitgift Shopping Centre with the Met’s specialist crime investigation team, Trident, giving specialist advice on knife crime.

School pastor patrols will be engaging with young people in the High Street on Thursday and Friday, from 3 to 5.45pm.

The anti-knife crime work is supported by Croydon Bid, which has worked with the Whitgift and Central centres to host many of the events.


Event programme

27th February 2018 to 28th February 2018
15.00 - 18.00

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