Please help local man retrace his steps

James writes:My friend Chris sustained a serious head injury on Arbuthnot Road on 20 November and the police are appealing for any witnesses to piece together what's happened. Chris is still in a critical condition.If any Brockley Central readers saw or heard anything passing through New Cross on the way home that night, please can ...

Please help find missing Brockley teenager

The News Shopper reports:Stacey Baldwin, 15, disappeared from her home in Bartram Road. She has links to Croydon, Crawley and Brighton.Anyone with information about Stacey’s whereabouts is asked to call Met Police on 101, quoting reference number 16MIS012760.

The thin blue line between love and hate

Alan: "Yeah. I think the Irish are going through a major image change. I mean, the old image of Leprechauns, shamrocks, Guinness, horses running through council estates, toothless simpletons, people with eyebrows on their cheeks, badly tarmacked drives in this country, men in platform shoes being arrested for bombings, lots of rocks, and Beamish."- I'm ...

Lewisham policeman fired for racist texts during London riots

A Lewisham police officer has been fired for sending racist texts during the London riots of 2011, which engulfed this area. The Guardian reports:PC George Cooper, 41, who worked for the armed parliamentary and diplomatic protection unit (SO6), and Lewisham-based PC Stephen Newbury, 49, were found by a panel to have sent “racist and discriminatory” ...

Peace marchers and police seek solutions to Turnham Estate deaths

The mother of schoolboy Shaquan Fearon, who was killed in a knife fight on the Turnham Estate, led a peace march through the area today.Click here to watch the BBC's report from today's march.Meanwhile, police staged an appeal for witnesses to last week's fatal car crash outside the same estate, during which a mob threw missiles at ...

Four arrested after fight leads to fatal car crash

The BBC reports:Four men have been arrested in connection with the death of a teenager who was in a car which crashed after it was attacked. Officers were called to reports of a fight in St Norbert Road on Saturday afternoon.The 17-year-old was in the car which had hit a lamp-post, but he died later ...

London Labour: Percentage of burglaries solved in Lewisham drops to 6%

Brockley Central's neighbour was recently burgled three times in quick succession and although the police response was thorough, to our knowledge, the culprit is still at large. So this release by the London Assembly Labour Party is timely:Concern is growing about the Metropolitan Police’s ability to deal with £800m of further budget cuts without a ...

How many deaths can you fit on a phonebooth?

Interested guerrilla take on the met police ads as seen in Brockley this morning. @BrockleyCentral pic.twitter.com/BS30ghTour— Julie Seal (@JulieTheSeal) August 4, 2015

Brockley Road – the new normal

Having 'normalised' Brockley Cross and Lewisham Way with persistent targeted raids and interventions, local police now have the junction of Brockley and Wickham Roads in their sights.In recent weeks, the police have contacted local residents asking for witnesses to reported cases of anti-social behaviour and drug dealing in the area while last week, police were ...

Staff kills dog in Ladywell Fields

Last month, BC ran a guest article by a local dog-walker who wanted to start a debate about dogs on leads in Ladywell Fields.BC is not familiar with the arcane canine community, so we assumed this issue was a fairly innocuous bit of discussion about protocol - akin to arguing the toss over whether one ...