Croydon tram incident – information and messages for communities

Message on behalf of Jo Negrini, Chief Executive Croydon Council:

The council has now set up a community assistance centre at the Addington Community Association, in Central Parade, New Addington.  It is being staffed by council officers, the Red Cross and local church and community groups who will be able to offer support, counselling and advice to anyone affected by this tragic event.

Neighbourhood Safety Officers from the council will be in the local community and around the key tram stops to offer local people assistance and advice.

The British Transport Police have set up a helpline for family and friends to call for further information, the number is 0800 056 0154. Their latest statement has confirmed that seven people have died and 51 people are injured.

A book of condolence is available at the Town Hall.

 

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Messages from faith communities in Croydon

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“To the communities of Croydon:

Writing on behalf of my congregation,  I would like to express that we, the Croydon Jewish Community are shocked and saddened at this terrible tragedy. I heard the horrible news yesterday here in Israel. We shall be saying a special prayer on the Sabbath during our communal prayers for all the injured and those who lost their lives and their families.

With heartfelt condolences,
Rabbi Natan Asmoucha
Croydon and District Synagogue”
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