Reker Ahmed

A day spent listening to the voices of Croydon

Posted on May 19th, by Ian Marvin in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

On Saturday 8th April, the people of Croydon had many more conversations than usual

The week running up to the Easter break was an interesting one in Croydon. To begin with, we had the Croydon incarnation of ‘Take Back Real Control‘, which took place in the TMRW start up hub in Croydon High Street on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th April. This initiative is supported … Read More »

Lessons from the attack on asylum seeker Reker Ahmed

Posted on April 12th, by Charlotte Davies in Politics & Society. 9 comments

Strident condemnation doesn’t explain how the horrific attack on Reker Ahmed was possible

On Friday 31st March, Reker Ahmed, a seventeen year old Kurdish-Iranian unaccompanied minor seeking refuge in the UK, was set upon by a group of up to thirty people between fifteen and twenty-five years of age. The attack happened on Croydon’s Shrublands estate. Reker was lucky to survive the attack but suffered a fractured … Read More »