Connecting Crouch End and Hornsey with news, views and information
The trouble that was sparked off initially by the death of Mark Duggan, and subsequently by the escalation of an initially peaceful protest by his family, has been quick to spread and there has been a mass of both news and misinformation since. I will try to pull together some of the threads together here.
1) Cause - The troubles do not seem to have been caused by the family of Mark Duggan.
2) Crouch End and Hornsey have not been completely immune from problems - Blockbuster certainly had its window smashed, there may have been an incident in Costa - but so far (15:44 on Wednesday) the area has been very little affected.
3) Rumour seems to have been the greatest the greatest threat to the area - many businesses closed either altogether or early yesterday because of ill founded rumours, which neither shopkeepers nor the police can ignore. Please check sources before re-tweeting or forwarding other speculation.
4) Metropolitan Police Information is available here - this page seems to be updated every two to three hours and has links to other information
5) Donating Money - the following information seems to be accurate - I found it in a circular sent to Haringey councillors. It has been widely disseminated.
Donations can be made to the Tottenham Fund:
Payable to: Mayor’s Charity – Tottenham Fund
Send to: London Borough of Haringey, PO Box 55235. London. N22 9DF
Direct to the bank (either in a branch or by e-banking)
Payee: Mayor’s Charity – Tottenham Fund
Sort Code: 60-24-23
Account number: 90724828
6) Donating Goods - The easiest way for Crouch Enders to donate goods is to take them to Budgens in Crouch End and put them in the cages outside the store. Budgens will then ferry them to the central collection point. The central collection point is either Apex House or the Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, and Haringey has published information here . The list of requirements is: