Tag Archives: South London Press

Journalist makes the news for councillor assault

A story you’ll find in Newsquest’s Streatham Guardian, but not in its rival, the Tindle-owned South London Press – an extract:

A journalist from our rival newspaper the South London Press has admitted assaulting a senior Lambeth councillor at a glittering charity fundraiser.

Chief reporter Greg Truscott pushed Councillor Mark Bennett at the Mayor of Lambeth’s annual fundraising dinner, held on a cruise boat on the Thames on Wednesday, March 3.

He was cautioned by police after admitting an offence of common assault on the cabinet member for community safety, when interviewed at Brixton police station last Wednesday.

Lambeth Council has now banned him from all its buildings and events – including the town hall and the borough’s leisure centres.

Full post at this link…

Of course, it was on the blogs first…

Media Release: Hannah Walker joins PCC Editor’s Code committee

Hannah Walker, editor-in-chief of the South London Press, will join the Press Complaints Commission’s (PCC) Editor’s Code committee.

Walker replaces former Scotsman editor Mike Gilson, who has resigned.

Full release at this link…