Croydon stabbings: One killed and 10 injured in spate of attacks

Croydon stabbings: One killed and 10 injured in spate of attacks

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image captionExecute detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing on Wisbeach Avenue

One man has died and no longer decrease than 10 others hold been injured in a spate of stabbings across parts of south London.

Police had been known as to four reviews of stabbings in Croydon, Chislehurst and Wandsworth on Friday evening.

None of the stabbings are being linked by detectives, nevertheless Metropolitan Police acknowledged further officers would possibly maybe presumably well be deployed in south London.

Det Supt Nicky Arrowsmith described the violence as “needless and totally abhorrent”.

The Met acknowledged none of the 9 wounded on Friday evening had been now thought about to be in a life-threatening condition and added that two of us had been arrested.

On Saturday afternoon a 10th man, worn 24, change into stabbed shut to West Croydon space on Oakfield Avenue.

One amongst two men reported to hold been injured at a property in Wisbeach Avenue, Croydon, change into learned plain on the scene merely after 20: 00 GMT.

A resident described seeing police and medical workers attempting to set the 22-300 and sixty five days-dilapidated man.

The idea, who asked no longer to be named, acknowledged: “There change into blood in each build apart, it looked care for he change into reduce relief in the leg and they also tried to forestall the bleeding.

“His mum change into here crying and she change into in pieces.

“It is frightening, my son is 19 and I am timorous for him.”

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image captionOfficers hold been making door-to-door inquiries

Execute detectives hold launched a extinguish investigation following the Wisbeach Avenue stabbing.

The assorted attacks are being investigated by officers from the South House Fundamental Expose Unit, the Met acknowledged.

These embody a person that change into stabbed on Chapman Avenue, Croydon, at 18: 56 and four men who took themselves to sanatorium with stab wounds following a war in the Penwortham Avenue residence of Wandsworth.

One more two men, each in their 30s, furthermore went to sanatorium after a stabbing on Jay Gardens, Chislehurst, merely earlier than 21: 00.

image captionPolice acknowledged there would possibly maybe presumably well be further patrols in the residence over the weekend

Police are furthermore investigating the stabbing of a person in his 40s who change into learned wounded on Dingwall Avenue at 21: 12.

The sufferer has since been arrested on suspicion of affray and a 38-300 and sixty five days-dilapidated man change into arrested on suspicion of indecent bodily misery and remains in custody, the Met added.

Gold commander Ade Adelekan acknowledged: “Whereas work continues to evaluate the motivation and cases of these four incidents, I’m able to bid that they’re being handled as isolated.

“Alternatively, that does no longer compose this series of violent incidents any much less stunning and I realize that residents in and across the areas the build apart these incidents occurred will be rightly concerned.”

Labour MP for Croydon North Steve Reed acknowledged in a tweet that the “totally horrific data” would “devastate our team”.

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