London bloodshed as two dead, 12 stabbed and cops flood streets in 24hrs of hell
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A spate of 14 stabbings, which have left two people dead, in just over 24 hours has seen police flood the bloodied streets of London tonight (February 6).
The horror began at 6.56pm last night (February 5), when a man was stabbed in Chapman Road, Croydon and just 21 minutes later, four men arrived at a south London hospital with stab injuries. There have so far been no arrests in connection to these incidents.
At 8.10pm, a 22-year-old was tragically stabbed to death at a residential address in Wisbeach Road.
Then, at 8.51pm, two men attended a south London hospital with stab injuries. Neither man's injuries were life threatening and no arrests have so far been made.
The horrific scenes continued at 9.12pm when a man in his 40s was found suffering a stab wound in Dingwall Road, Croydon. His condition was deemed non-life threatening and a 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of GBH. He remains in custody.
While there is no evidence to suggest Friday's stabbings were linked, the violence continued this morning (February 6).
Officers were called to reports of a fight in Hadleigh Grove, Couldson, at 11.20am and found a man in his 20s had been stabbed.
He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Two men have been arrested in relation to that incident.
There have been a further three stabbings this afternoon, with one tragically proving fatal.
At 3.07pm, police were alerted by London Ambulance Service that a 24-year-old man had been stabbed in London Road, Croydon. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening and no arrests have so far been made.
This evening, two men were stabbed outside a Tesco store in Kilburn. One has tragically died and there have so far been no arrests.
And, at 6.12pm, a 15-year-old boy has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a stabbing on Churchill Gardens in Pimlico.
The bloodshed has seen police send in additional officers to patrol the streets of the capital.
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.”
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