BREAKING CROYDON LONDON

Officers from the Met’s Violent Crime Taskforce are working alongside South Area Command Unit officers in addition to other pan-London resources after 13 Stabbing in 24 hours

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Additional police officers have been deployed to south London today following a series of incidents in the past 24 hours.

Officers from the Met’s Violent Crime Taskforce are working alongside South Area Command Unit officers in addition to other pan-London resources. A Section 60 order is in place until 7.30am on Sunday, 7 February

A 22-year-old man was killed in a fatal stabbing in Wisbeach Road, Croydon, at approximately 20:10hrs on Friday, 5 February. His death is being investigated by homicide detectives from the Specialist Crime Command.

Detectives are also investigating four further incidents that occurred on Friday evening in Croydon, Wandsworth and Chislehurst in which a number of people sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Two men have been arrested.

At 11:20am  on Saturday, 6 February, officers were called to reports of a fight in Hadleigh Grove, Couldson. They found a man in his 20s who had been stabbed. He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Two men have been arrested in relation to that incident.

Shortly after 3pm , police were alerted by London Ambulance Service that a 24-year-old man had been stabbed in London Road, Croydon. He was taken to hospital where his injuries were assessed as non-life threatening. A crime scene is in place and an investigation is underway.

This afternoon, senior officers from the South Area Command Unit met with key partners and representatives from across the community to discuss the policing response in the coming days.

Superintendent Andy Brittain, Deputy Commander for the South Area Command Unit, said: “I understand that the events of the past 24 hours will have caused concern for many people in our local community. The violence we have witnessed is senseless and our thoughts are with the family of the 22-year-old man who tragically lost his life.

“I want to reassure the community that our borough is safe. Investigations are well underway and four arrests have been made. I also want to clarify that most of the people involved in these incidents have been adults.

“Your local officers are out on the ground keeping the community safe and additional resources from across the Met have already been deployed to the area. A Section 60 order is in place which will provide officers with additional search powers.

“I’d like to thank our key partners in the community for the part they are playing in shaping our response to these incidents.”

 

At 6.56pm on Friday, 5 February, police were called to reports of a man suffering a stab injury at a residential address in Chapman Road, Croydon. He was taken to hospital for treatment – his condition was not life threatening. Officers continue work to establish the scene of the incident where the victim was stabbed. There have been no arrests.

At 7.15pm on Friday, 5 February, four men – all aged in their 20s – attended a south London hospital suffering stab injuries. It has now been established that they received their injuries following an altercation in the Penwortham Road area of SW16. None of their injuries were life threatening and there have been no arrests.

At 8.10pm on Friday, 5 February, police were called following an incident at a residential address in Wisbeach Road, SE25. Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene and found a 22-year-old who had been stabbed. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 9.09pm

At 8.51pm on Friday, 5 February, police received a report of two men – both aged in their 30s – attending a south London hospital with stab injuries. It is believed both men sustained their injuries during an incident in Jay Gardens, Chislehurst. Neither man’s injuries were life threatening. There have been no arrests.

At 9.12pm on Friday, 5 February, police were called to an address in Dingwall Road, Croydon. A man, aged in his 40s, was found suffering a stab wound. He was taken to hospital for treatment where his condition was assessed as non life threatening. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of affray. A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of GBH and remains in custody.

At 11.20am on Saturday, 6 February, officers were called to reports of a fight in Hadleigh Grove, Couldson. They found a man in his 20s who had been stabbed. He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Two men have been arrested in relation to that incident.

At 3.07pm, police were alerted by London Ambulance Service that a 24-year-old man had been stabbed in London Road, Croydon. He was taken to hospital where his injuries were assessed as non-life threatening. A crime scene is in place and an investigation is underway.