Masala Wala moped muppets

Masala Wala is the second Brockley Cross business to suffer a smashed front window in recent weeks after The Brockley Deli was on the receiving end of a similarly gratuitous act of vandalism before Christmas.One of those weekends, a kid on a moped smashed into the railings outside our place on Sat, we got taped ...

Brockley Deli Break-In

Send us love ❤️ please! Shaken pic.twitter.com/YhowCTJlD2— thebrockleydeli (@thebrockleydeli) December 12, 2017 The lovely Brockley Deli has suffered an attack this afternoon. So if you were wondering where to buy something nice this evening, you now know where to go.

Police seek South London sex attacker caught on Brockley CCTV

The police are asking for the public to help identifying a serial sex attacker, who was caught on CCTV in Brockley following an attack on a 15-year-old girl. The BBC reports:CCTV footage has been released of a man police want to speak to about 25 sexual assaults of women and children.The Metropolitan Police believe the ...

BMW flips on St Asaph Road

The News Shopper reports:"A man had to be cut free from a BMW after a car being chased by an unmarked police car crashed into it in Brockley."Police said officers chased a Mini Cooper from Pomeroy Street to St Asaph Road shortly before noon yesterday (October 25) after it failed to stop when it was ...

Council consults on tougher penalties for anti-social behaviour in public spaces

Lewisham Council has launched a consultation about a new proposed public space protection order, which will create prohibitions on specific activities deemed anti-social to the public.The orders would provide authorised officers with powers to enforce prohibitions in public spaces, potentially resulting in a fine of £100.The proposals cover booze and drugs, cars and tents and ...

Driver mugged by moped gang in Ladywell

Police have asked the public for help in catching a moped gang who robbed a driver on Ladywell Road on July 6. The Standard reports: "A gang of thieves on mopeds robbed a Porsche driver at knifepoint in broad daylight in south-east London."Shocking footage showed the gang of four, on two bikes, pulling up beside the ...

Brockley 4 Turners

The owner of Turners, the hardware store at 309 Brockley Road, was beaten up during a robbery of his store today.A Justgiving page has been launched to raise £250 to help him get back on his feet. The creators say:"We are shocked by the events at our local hardware store and this is a donation ...

Blight rider

Perhaps naively, I assumed that if a bellend drives a car into a tree and abandons it in the middle of the pavement in one of Brockley's main thoroughfares, that the car would be removed within days, perhaps hours. Instead, this car has been left in Brockley Cross for weeks, for the community to work ...

Brockley business break-in

Terrible to see @FredsSe4 & @MalaysianDeli broken in to last night😡 Closed today. Make sure you #SupportLocal & get them back on their feet pic.twitter.com/HDEF1U3BPW— South London Club (@SouthLondonClub) February 22, 2017

What didn’t happen in 2016

Before I write the Brockley Central review of the year, I thought it would be worth reflecting on three things that don't appear in the 2016 round-up. These are stories and themes that were staples in previous years, but were happily absent in the last twelve months:Brockley murderWith depressing regularity each summer, as the nights ...