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Appeal for witnesses to stabbing in Croydon

News   •   May 09, 2019 05:00 BST

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following the stabbing of a teenage boy in south London.

Police were called at 17:25hrs on Wednesday, 8 May to reports of a stabbing on Gloucester Road in Croydon. 

Officers attended and found a 14-year-old boy suffering from stab injuries. 

The teenager was taken by the London Ambulance Service to a south London hospital for treatment to his injuries, which have been assessed as non-life threatening.

Uniformed patrols have been stepped up in the area. 

Detectives from the South Area Command Unit are investigating.

They would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the stabbing which took place in broad daylight not far from Selhurst Railway Station. Did you see someone running away?

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers via 101 quoting reference 7248/08May.

Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

If there are any young people who either have information about violence or knife crime, they can visit 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 or LondonNeedsYouAlive.