A message from the Commissioner via CI Craig Knight…


A message from the Met Police Commissioner…

“I am deeply saddened and angered that London has been tested again. In the face of another appalling, cowardly and criminal act, the real soul of this great city has shone through, demonstrating courage and resilience.

My heart goes out to the loved ones of those who lost their lives in this mindless way, and to those who were injured. 

From the heartfelt tributes and the loving words of those who knew Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones, it is clear that they were wonderful, thoughtful and gifted young people who had much to give and who wanted to improve society.

 What the few who seek to spread fear do not realise is that it only makes the rest of us more steadfast. We must continue to stand together and celebrate Jack and Saskia and the brave people who stood in the path of hate, protecting others.  

Those heroes showed profound courage as – without thought for their own personal safety – they stepped forward to challenge a coward armed with weapons and what looked like an explosive device.

On Saturday I visited the scene with the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary, and later walked the area with the Mayor.

It was poignant this horror unfolded in the beautiful, historic Fishmongers Hall, a place focussed on helping others. The Hall is in the middle of a community who once more had to evacuate, many terrified again after their experiences in June 2017.

Yet what was uplifting was to see people going about their business, huge crowds in Borough Market, and across London, getting on with life.

I also want to thank all of the emergency service personnel who worked so tirelessly – and continue to do so. I am extremely proud of the armed City of London and Met officers and their colleagues who – as ever – ran towards that danger. Their response was swift, impressive and highly professional.

When you become a police officer you know confronting danger will be part of your role. You are the thin blue line between those who seek to cause harm and the public who must be protected.

The arrival of world leaders for the NATO summit today demonstrates that we will not be intimidated. You will see a more visible police presence, providing security and reassurance. 

You also have a crucial role in helping us keep this great city safe. So what help would we like?

First, your vigilance. Millions of pairs of eyes and ears on every street, bus, inside every building.

Second, please report anything suspicious. We would far rather hear from you and it turn out to be nothing than you worry about bothering us when you may have a crucial piece of the jigsaw that could help.

Finally, let’s celebrate and champion our British values of tolerance and compassion, providing comfort and reassurance, and coming closer together, whatever our differences. Wherever possible, carry on with your normal lives. Those who seek to spread hate should know they will not succeed. 

“n fighting back, we must take on those who seek to divide us and the ideologies behind them. All Londoners have a part to play. Ours is a great city and we must emerge stronger still from this tragedy.”


Craig Knight
Chief Inspector 240237
Neighbourhoods and Partnership
South Area Basic Command Unit

Croydon Policing – Broad Green policing surgeries at Broad Green Library

The local policing team for Broad Green run drop-in surgeries at Broad Green Library, 89 Canterbury Road, CR0 3HH one Saturday roughly once a month from 1-2pm.

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Thornton Heath ward panel meeting – Mon 25 Nov 2019, 6.30pm

The Thornton Heath Ward Panel Meeting is taking place on Monday 25th November at 06.30PM.

The meeting will be held at St Pauls Church, St Pauls Road, Thornton Heath.

Live or work in the area?

Why not attend.


Thornton Heath Policing Team

Twitter: @MPSThorntonHth

Email: SNMailbox.ThorntonHeathSNT@met.police.uk

Website: https://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/croydon/thornton-heath/

Croydon Policing – Community Engagement – Bensham Manor – Nov 2019 to Jan 2020

Here are the latest dates for the local policing team’s community engagement on Bensham Manor ward.

Why not email the team on the address below to ask to be added to their circulation list? Alternatively, you can click on the link at the foot of the web page listed below.  This way you’ll receive newsletters and any other important updates straight to your inbox.

If you live or work in Bensham Manor ward, why not go along to one or more of these?

13/11/ 19 – Thornton Heath Library, Brigstock Road,  14:00-15:00
20/11/19 – Cuppa with a Copper at Costa Coffee, Thornton Heath High Street,  13:00-14:00
26/11/19 – Thornton Heath Library, Brigstock Road,  14:00-15:00
08/12/19 – St Andrew’s Church, Brook Road, 10:30-12:30
15/12/19 – St Stephen’s Church, Warwick Road, 10:00-12:30
18/12/19 – Cuppa with a Copper at Costa Coffee, Thornton Heath High Street, 14:00-15:00
30/12/19 – Thornton Heath Library, Brigstock Road, 14:00-15:00
3/1/20 – Thornton Heath Library, Brigstock Road, 14:00-15:00
12/1/20 – St John’s Church, Bensham Manor Road, 10:30-12:30
19/1/20 – St Andrews’ Church, Brook Road 10:00-12:30
22/1/20 – Cuppa with a Copper – Costa Coffee, Thornton Heath High Street, 13:00-14:00
28/1/20 – Thornton Heath Library, Brigstock Road, 14:00-15:00
Produced by:
Bensham Manor Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email – SNMailbox.BenshamManorSNT@met.police.uk
Tel – 020 8721 2711




South Croydon – Cuppa with a Copper – 12 Nov 2019

Why not drop on at Emmanuel Church, Normanton Road, South Croydon, who have kindly offered tea and coffee and a place to meet with your local policing team?

Tuesday 12 November, 2019, from 11am to noon

Share a concern, get crime prevention advice and reassurance from your local policing team or just turn up to engage over a cup of tea or coffee.

No need to book.  Just turn up!

South Croydon Safer Neighbourhood Team

Email –SNMailbox.SouthCroydonSNT@met.police.uk
Tel – 020 8721 2471

Twitter –  @MPSSouthCroydon

Website: https://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/croydon/south-croydon/

Why not sign up to get these notices and occasional important updates direct to your inbox as soon as they are produced?  Just subscribe by clicking the link on the foot of the website link above.

Croydon Policing Newsletter – Sanderstead – Sept 2019

This is the latest edition of the Sanderstead local policing team’s newsletter.

Produced by:
Sanderstead Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email – SNMailbox.SandersteadSNT@met.police.uk

Tel – 020 8721 2470
Twitter –  @MPSSanderstead

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MPSSanderstead/

Website:  https://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/croydon/sanderstead/

Why not sign up to get these and occasional important updates direct to your inbox as soon as they are produced?  Just subscribe by clicking the link on the foot of the website link above.

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