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Shirley Oaks abuse victim: 'He took me back to the children's home and asked...

LEIGH Gocan described how he was taken away from Shirley Oaks by a strange man who wanted him to take off his clothes. "You always saw well-to-do people around Shirley Oaks," he told the Advertiser....

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Shirley Oaks victim: 'I am proof the care system does not work'

OF THE six members of the Gocan family placed at Shirley Oaks, Yvonne has found it the most difficult to lead a normal life. As the youngest girl, she was separated from her sisters and housed in a...

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Filmmaker Bill Maloney: 'Hundreds of people have yet to come forward about...

A FILMMAKER who went to Shirley Oaks believes hundreds of people have yet to speak out about the abuse they suffered there. Bill Maloney, a child abuse campaigner, is known for confronting public...

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Abuse at Shirley Oaks Children's Home took many forms

THE abuse experienced by some of children placed in Shirley Oaks took many forms. While those who were convicted of wrong-doing were predominantly sex offenders, former residents who spoke to the...

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'They did things to me when they turned off the lights. Now I am petrified of...

AFTER our report on author Alex Wheatle's allegations about Shirley Oaks Children's Home last week, three members of the same family today waive their legal right to anonymity to talk, for the first...

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Transfer talk: Crystal Palace in battle with promoted duo for Tottenham star

CRYSTAL Palace face competition from both Leicester City and Queens Park Rangers in the chase for Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby. The German international, who spent last season on loan at Fulham,...

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Boost for Crystal Palace as Arsenal's German trio look set to miss season opener

CRYSTAL Palace could be facing an Arsenal side without World Cup winners Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski on the opening day of the new Premier League season. The German trio have...

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Two arrested and drugs and cash seized in Croydon cannabis factory raid

TWO men were arrested and cannabis and cash were seized after police raided a drugs den in Waddon yesterday (Thursday).Officers from Croydon's Crime Squad carried out a search warrant at a premises in...

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Croydon fraudster Neelam Desai's confiscation hearing delayed

VICTIMS of a fraudster's holiday scams will have to wait longer to learn whether they will get any of their money back.Neelam Desai, 34, was jailed for 30 months in May for ripping off customers of her...

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Court date set for Thornton Heath kidnapping case

THE case of a man charged with kidnap, assault and GBH following an incident in Thornton Heath was heard at court today. Police were called to reports that a woman has been assaulted in Brigstock Road,...

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Killer who missed sentencing captured but brother still on the run

A KILLER who failed to show at his sentencing has been captured by police but his brother also convicted of the same offence is still on the run.Valodia Tarasov, 35, of Abingdon Road, Norbury, and...

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South Norwood man loses appeal against sentence for killing police officer

A SOUTH Norwood man who bragged he'd be "on telly all over the world" after killing a police officer has lost an appeal against his jail term.Gary Cody, 26, was jailed for eight and a half years in...

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Crystal Palace fans on tenterhooks as Steve Parish promises 'announcement'

OOOH Steve Parish - you big tease.At around 2.30pm on Friday afternoon, the Crystal Palace co-chairman tweeted: "Stand by for an announcement."But two and a half hours later at 5pm, no such...

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Crystal Palace confirm signing of former Man Utd and Tottenham striker...

CRYSTAL Palace have completed the signing of striker Fraizer Campbell. The 26-year-old joins on a three-year deal from relegated Cardiff City, it has been confirmed. Campbell has previously played for...

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Havant and Waterlooville 0–0 Crystal Palace U21s: Young Eagles given...

CRYSTAL Palace's Development Squad played out a goalless draw against Conference South outfit Havant and Waterlooville this evening. It was a good test and step up for the young Eagles following their...

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Crystal Palace new boy Fraizer Campbell happy 'frustrating' period is over

CRYSTAL Palace's new signing Fraizer Campbell admits he was 'frustrated' at the time it took for his move to be confirmed. The 26-year-old has joined Palace on a three-year deal from Cardiff City, with...

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Croydon school employed teacher - even though they knew he'd been sacked for...

TRINITY School appointed a teacher who was dismissed from his previous job for texting a 13-year-old girl for more than a year – despite repeatedly being informed of his misconduct.Ben Laundon, 41, was...

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Croydon rapper mourns loss of 'inspirational' grandad

A HIP-HOP artist from South Croydon who sampled his grandad's music has paid tribute to his "inspiration" after he passed away.Ryan Junior Matthews-Robinson produced a charity single two years ago...

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Coulsdon school gets £1.6m cash boost for new science labs

WORK to completely transform Woodcote High School's science department will start this summer after it won a £1.6 million grant.The Coulsdon school's 11 science laboratories were originally built in...

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Queuing traffic on A23 after accident

THE southbound carriageway of the A23 Purley Way near its junction with Waddon Way, Waddon was partially blocked for more than an hour this morning (Saturday)following a vehicle collision. The accident...

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