Crystal Palace residents take a stand against looters

A gang of brave residents took to the streets to defend their community in Crystal Palace.

Following an attack on the Blockbuster Video store, in Westow Street, about 20 locals decided they would protect the road.

One woman who was protecting the store, Noreen Meehan, said at one point a police car stopped but then carried on.

She said: “They clearly had other things to do.”

She said a gang of about five youths had been hanging around looking for opportunities to steal and loot.

The residents had decided enough was enough.

She said: “I think Crystal Palace is like that.

“We have a sense of community.”

But the youths eventually overpowered the guard as the numbers dwindled during the night.

Jason Hutton, another member of the group, said: "At about midnight we dispersed. We just let them get in. There was no point putting our lives at risk."

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1:13am Tue 9 Aug 11

xeepo says...

Congratulations to you guys for standing your ground for so long. Croydon and surrounding areas need so many more people to to the exact same thing! Well done all, excellent effort!
Congratulations to you guys for standing your ground for so long. Croydon and surrounding areas need so many more people to to the exact same thing! Well done all, excellent effort! xeepo

9:38am Tue 9 Aug 11

cherrynurse says...

Come on, England, stay strong, protect your ground!!!
Come on, England, stay strong, protect your ground!!! cherrynurse

9:45am Tue 9 Aug 11

squired says...

Do we all need to hit the streets of Croydon tonight to protect what little we have left?
Do we all need to hit the streets of Croydon tonight to protect what little we have left? squired

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