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Appeal after fight in Croydon

News   •   Jan 31, 2019 12:35 GMT

Detectives investigating a fight in Croydon are appealing for witnesses and information.

Police were called at around 12.50hrs on Wednesday, 30 January to reports of a fight involving a large group of males near Gravel Hill tram stop in Croydon.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service.

Three males suffered suspected stab injuries. They were taken to hospital - their conditions have been deemed as not life-threatening.

A fourth person suffered a head injury. He remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Seven males aged 15 to 19 were arrested near the scene on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and were taken to a south London police station where they remain in custody.

Those arrested are:
[A] An 18-year-old man
[B] A 19-year-old man
[C] A 15-year-old boy
[D] A 16-year-old boy
[E] A 16-year-old boy
[F] A 17-year-old boy
[G] An 18-year-old man

Detectives from Croydon CID are investigating and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Inspector David Willis said: “We have made seven arrests and we are pleased with how the investigation is progressing, but we are still appealing for witnesses to come forward.

“This incident took place in a busy area in broad-daylight and we are sure there are people who witnessed the incident who have not yet spoken to us. It does not matter how insignificant you think the information you have is, I’d urge you to come forward.

“We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who has any mobile and/or dashcam footage of the incident itself as well as any footage of people congregating at the tram stop in Gravel Hill between 12:30hrs and 13:00hrs on Wednesday, 30 January. Any information or footage received will be treated sensitively.”

Enquiries continue.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call the officer in the case T/DC Andrew Smithson on 07423 509 723 or email andrew.smithson@met.police.uk. Alternatively, call police on 101 quoting 3199/30JAN or Tweet @MetCC.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Young people who have information about violence or knife crime can visit www.fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.

If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want assistance yourself, then you can visit www.knifefree.co.uk.