Council holds reassurance meeting following murder

Merton Council is holding a public meeting in Mitcham tomorrow (Tuesday 25 October) to reassure residents following a fatal stabbing in Pollards Hill on Saturday night.

Following the incident which took place outside the New Horizon Centre on South Lodge Avenue on Saturday night, a public meeting will be held Tuesday 25 October at 7pm at the New Horizon Centre. Police and local councillors will be on hand to speak to residents about crime and safety issues in the area.

A further meeting specifically for members of the Tamil community will be held on Thursday 27 October at St Michael’s Church Hall, Chestnut Grove, Mitcham at 7pm.

There have been no arrests at this time and the council is appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to go forward to the Police.

Councillor Edith Macauley, Merton Council cabinet member for community safety, engagement and equalities, said:

“Our thoughts go out to the family of the victim. If anyone has any information I urge them to come forward and help the family get justice. Information can be given to Police by calling the incident room on 020 8721 4906 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“Although any incident of such a serious nature is concerning, we would like to reassure residents that Merton remains one of the safest boroughs in London and with the police, we will be working hard to help find those involved.”