A man was stabbed to death with two others fighting for their life after ten separate stabbings in just over two hours in Croydon.
Police said they had no information that the attacks were connected despite the attacks occurring just over a square mile of each other in south London.
Police were called to reports of two males with stab injuries at 8.08 pm to Wisbeach Road, Croydon.
One male was taken to hospital before they arrived in a non-life-threatening condition but another man was pronounced dead by paramedics.
Police didn’t reveal an age for the victim but said his family were aware of his death, and as of yet, there have been no arrests.
Earlier police responded to a stabbing at Chapman Road, Croydon at 6.56 pm. Police found a man, whose condition was assessed as not life-threatening later in hospital.
Minutes later police were called to a south London hospital at 7.15 pm after four males, all aged in their 20s, came in suffering from numerous stab and slash injuries. One of those men is at this time in a life-threatening condition.
Police were summoned back to a south London hospital after two more men self presented with stab injuries at 8.51 pm. One of the male’s condition worsened and is now fighting for his life.
In the last attack of a bloody evening in Croydon, a male was detained on suspicion of GBH at 9.12 pm in Dingwall Road.
The victim too has been arrested and his condition is not considered to be life-threatening.
Detectives put in place a special stop and search order to stop any further carnage on the streets of south London, and Detective Superintendent Nicky Arrowsmith said that sadly they’d seen several unnecessary and abhorrent violent altercations, including one that’s tragically resulted in a loss of life.
He said that officers would be on patrol throughout the night across the South Area Command Unit, with additional resources from the Violent Crime Taskforce and Territorial Support Group deployed to prevent any further violence, and he urged anyone who had any information that could help the police to assist them as they worked to investigate the events to speak to them as soon as possible.
He maintained that stopping violent crime in London continued to be a top priority for everyone in the Metropolitan Police Service and that they have dedicated resources working to prevent violence in all its forms, day and night and were using all possible tactics and powers.
Croydon used to be such a magnificent place to live, but now it’s drastically changed, it’s now a foreign town, quite literally and in such a mess and it’s a disgrace.
It’s good to have diversity, which has happened all over most of Britain, but not when you don’t feel safe in your hometown.
Nowhere is like it was before, but then our successive government have permitted this to happen, but now it’s time to get real because like so many places, the government has imported the third world for cheap labour and they subsequently brought their violent cultures from their war-torn countries with them, but we mustn’t overlook that crimes are committed by white British people as well.
As well as gangs that govern the inner cities, with some people being criminal trash, who believe they own it, and this is sad, but don’t get me wrong I have several ethnic and gay friends who are brilliant, but what I can’t stand is criminals and criminality, particularly when there are stabbings, disorder, gangs and drugs!