Croydon

LONDON RIOTS: MAN JAILED FOR FURNITURE STORE ARSON

Via BBC News A looter has been jailed for 11-and-a-half years for starting a fire which destroyed a family-run furniture shop in south London in the summer riots. Gordon Thompson, 34, stole a laptop from the House of Reeves in Croydon on 8 August before setting fire to a sofa. The Old Bailey trial in February heard that he told another man “it was me” as he walked away from the blaze. Thompson, of Waddon Road, Croydon, changed his plea to guilty []

UK NEWS: TIGER TIGER CONSIDERS LEGAL ACTION AGAINST DJ AFTER RACISM CLAIMS / DJ RESPONDS

Oh dear.. oh dear… well it sounds like the management over at Tiger Tiger headquarters in Croydon are in a state of panic!Last week DJ RSI (real name Ricky Simmonds) tweeted that he had been fired from popular club/restaurant Tiger Tiger. He claimed that the general manager told him that “there’s too many black people in your room” and he was later fired. (click here to read).  However Tiger Tiger management deny these allegations (click here to read). Croydon Today reports that the club is now considering legal action []

UK NEWS: TIGER TIGER FIRES DJ FOR ‘ATTRACTING TOO MANY BLACK PEOPLE’

A DJ has claimed on Twitter that the general manager at popular establishment Tiger Tiger (Croydon) fired him because he attracted too many black people in to his room. DJ RSI tweeted. Just been sacked from #TigerCroydon after General Manager said "there's too many black people in your room" — Ricky Simmonds (@RickySimmondsDJ) March 8, 2012 Oh dear… Oh dear….. All I can do is laugh and shake my head.  Another wake up call folks and we are still only in the []

UK NEWS: RAPIST CROYDON CARE HOME BOSS JAILED FOR 15 YEARS

Via Your Local Guardian A 62-year-old care home owner who repeatedly raped one of his employees has been jailed for 15 years. James Safo threatened to get his victim deported if she refused his advances by telling her he had power over her student visa applications. The rapist, from Hayes Lane in Kenley, ran the Alexandra House care home in Addiscombe, Waratah House in Sanderstead, The Warren in Croydon and Heathland in Dorking. Continue Reading…. Look at the state of it! I []

UK NEWS: DANE BOWERS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO SALE OF ILLEGAL PARTY DRUG

Via Yahoo UK Singer Dane Bowers has been arrested by cops investigating the sale of illegal party drug mephedrone. The former Another Level star was taken into custody and quizzed by officers on Tuesday as part of a probe into a drugs bust worth £650,000. According to The Sun, police in Manchester have been involved in a five-month operation to bring down a group of dealers selling the drug at cage-fighting events, which Bowers allegedly promotes. He was bailed until January. Five []

BRITISH BASKETBALL COACH JAILED FOR SEXUALLY ABUSING 14 YEAR OLD SCHOOL GIRL

  Brown Eyez reports that former England Under 18 basketball coach / basketball pundit for Channel Five Andre Alleyne, has  been jailed for 30 months after sexually abusing a 14-year-old schoolgirl.  Alleyne, encouraged the girl to show him her private parts and performed sex acts on her at her school and at her home. Continue Reading…  ……………………………………………………………………………….  So couldn’t paedo Shrek here find a woman his own age to embark on a sexual relationship with? Disgusting! Former students who attended the school that Andre taught at, have left comments on the []