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Man, 20, killed in Croydon double stabbing after ‘knife fight’


Man, 20, killed in Croydon double stabbing after ‘knife fight’


20-year-old man was killed in a double stabbing in Croydon on Tuesday evening.

Police were called to a fight just after 6pm, in North Walk, New Addington, and found two men with stab injuries.

One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other was taken to hospital. The condition of the second man, aged in his late teens, is not thought to be life-threatening.

Officers said they were in the process of informing the 20-year-old’s next-of-kin early on Wednesday morning.

No arrests have yet been made, and an investigation is underway.

Croydon Mayor Jason Perry said: “I know that residents across New Addington and Croydon as a whole will be deeply saddened and distressed to hear about tonight’s incident.

“My thoughts are with the families of the victims and all those affected. I would also like to thank the local emergency services who responded so quickly and professionally to this serious incident.”

Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones said she was “devastated” to learn that a man had died following the reported knife fight, and urged local residents who may have witnessed the fight to contact police.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said two ambulance crews, three medics in response cars and London’s air ambulance were all dispatched to the scene.

“Sadly, despite our efforts, a man died at the scene while a second man was taken to a London major trauma centre,” the spokesman said.

Any witnesses are being asked to call 101 quoting CAD 6879/12Sep.

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