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Detectives appeal for information and witnesses after teen fatally stabbed in Croydon

News   •   Jul 12, 2019 07:22 BST

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a teenager was fatally stabbed in Croydon.

Police were called at approximately 21:10hrs on Thursday, 11 July to reports of a male stabbed on Brighton Road in Croydon.

Officers, the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended. Despite their efforts, a male, aged in his late teens, died at the scene at 21:50hrs.

His next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course. Formal identification awaits.

A second male, believed to be aged in his late teens, was found nearby suffering from stab injuries. He was taken to a south London hospital where he remains in a stable condition; his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A third male, also thought to be aged in his late teens, was found close to Purley Railway Station suffering from a slash wound. He was taken to a south London hospital for treatment; his injuries are not life-threatening. He has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Two other male teenagers were arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon. They have been taken to south London police stations where they remain in custody.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating in close partnership with police in Croydon.

A number of crime scenes are in place. Enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 8858/11Jul. To remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111.

A section 60 has been authorised for the local area until 1302hrs on Friday, 12 July.

Bearing down on violent crime on the streets of London continues to be a top priority for the Met. Teams across the city are working tirelessly - day and night – to identify and pursue offenders, help bring perpetrators to justice, take weapons off the street, support victims, engage and reassure the public, and keep our communities safe.

However, the police cannot solve this problem alone. The police, our partners and the public must work together to deal with knife crime and prevent further lives being lost. Communities have a vital role to play in tackling violent crime.

If there are any young people who either have information about violence they can visit where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.