- Dorothy Groce, known as Cherry, was wounded and paralysed by armed police who were searching for her son in a planned raid at her home in south London
- A jury at at Southwark Coroner's Court found that police failed to communicate properly during the hunt for Michael Groce and to adequately check who was living at the address before the raid
Inquest during finds that police failures contributed to the death of Cherry Groce, whose shooting by an officer triggered the 1985 Brixton riots.
The victim was taken to hospital with multiple fractures and cuts to his face and a broken nose.Read the full story ›
A 16-year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder in south London.
The arrest was made by detectives investigating the death of a 17-year-old at a property in Brixton yesterday.
He has been taken to a south London police station for questioning.
A house, which Vincent Van Gogh once lived in, has opened to the public.
The famous artist lived in the property in Hackford Road in 1873, when he came to London to study and work for a year.
The house was recently purchased at auction for £575,000.
An explosion blew the whole roof off a house in Brixton today.Read the full story ›
Cherry Groce was paralysed from the waist down when she was accidentally shot by officers. The shooting sparked the Brixton riots.Read the full story ›
The family of a woman paralysed when she was shot by police called for a public apology today. Cherry Groce was accidentally shot in 1985 by officers raiding her home looking for her son. The incident sparked the Brixton riots.
Police say the victim was cycling across the pedestrian crossing outside Brixton Tube station when he was hit by a dark or black car.
We need to locate the car involved and speak to the driver as soon as possible. The victim was left lying in the road having suffered very serious injuries.
I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information, regarding the identity of the driver or whereabouts of the car to contact the Hampton Traffic Unit on 020 8941 9011 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police are trying to track down a motorist seen on CCTV after a cyclist had both his legs broken in a hit-and-run in south London. The 44-year-old victim was left lying on Brixton Road on Saturday. He was also left with a fractured neck, and taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.