Gang members will have nowhere to hide as Croydon's new taskforce unveiled a series of tactics to make the streets safer.Bold words!
Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe launched the new Trident Gang Crime Command unit last Wednesday (February 8).Backed up with action! This is looking better and bett…
In the three days that followed, Croydon saw 17 search warrants and 28 arrests and Detective Superintendent Simon Messinger, who is heading up the local gang team, said more was to follow.
Oh. Hang on:
Previously in charge of public protection at Greenwich, Det Supt Messinger insisted there was only a “small handful” of gangs in Croydon and that it was not an endemic issue.Oh, really? Funny. Seems to me there’s only ever one demographic here.
He said the community could play its part, as it can provide the intelligence to help identify possible gang members.
And it was not just black young men involved, but something that affected everybody.
But maybe I’m wrong, and in addition, I should fear Russian mafia or Japanese yakuza when I’m in Croydon. Which, thankfully, is rarely.