The father of murdered teenager Jermaine Goupall has set up a petition calling for more CCTV and police.
The campaign created by Stanley Goupall on 38 degrees entitled: ‘Protect our community in Thornton Heath’ is addressed to MP Steve Reed and Croydon Council and already has over 800 signatures in less than two days.
The 15-year-old boy’s murder last month shocked the neighbourhood after he was stabbed in the thigh in Georgia Road near Green Lane which had been the scene of a double shooting just weeks previously.
The petition asks for an increase in the amount of CCTV cameras in suburban areas (especially those that are more prone to having more gang related activity) and better lighting in poorly lit areas.
Mr Goupall goes on to say: “Croydon Council secured a £2.8 million investment for Thornton Heath’s regeneration scheme which should have extended to Green Lane also.
“Too many young lives have been taken away due to violent, senseless crimes.”
The justice system has no foundation due to lack of evidence to support his murder enquiry, says Mr Goupall.
We ask that:
1)There is a greater visible police presence in the local areas.
2) permanent CCTV cameras along Green lane, the parade and surrounding side streets.
This is a link to the interview given by Mr Goupall to The Daily Mail following his son’s murder