The October update, which is attached here, has just been issued. Our local updates are
SELSDON VALE & FORESTDALE
Whilst out on foot patrol on the Ward last Friday, PC De Meneses and PCSO Killian were handed a black holdall by a member of public who had found it on the street. Inside were 5 mobile phones, a set of weighing scales, hundreds of snap backs containing trace amounts of cannabis and helpfully, a passport and paperwork identifying the owner of the bag. Needless to say we paid the owner a visit and this resulted in two arrests – one arrest of an adult male for being concerned in the supply of cannabis and an arrest of another male for obstructing a Constable in the execution of their duty (having threatened to set their dog on myself and my colleagues). The male arrested for obstruction has been charged to Court and the investigation into the supply of cannabis continues.
SELSDON & ADDINGTON VILLAGE
PC Swift has conducted a lot of work behind the scenes this month around speeding across the wards. As a result we will be hoping to run some speeding Operations in local hotspots over the coming weeks and months. Like with our ANPR Operations, our main aim is road safety and reducing road deaths on London’s roads.
TRIBUTE TO SERGEANT MATT RATANA
There is also a tribute to Sergeant Matt Ratana, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty in the early hours of Friday 25th September. He was well known locally, and will be sorely missed. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues at this terribly sad time. Croydon has lost an outstanding policeman and valued member of the community.
For your information here is a link to the Croydon Neighbourhood Watch website.