Croydon stabbing: Air ambulance rushed to South London after stabbing near school

An air ambulance was rushed out to Croydon on Tuesday afternoon (September 21) after reports emerged of a stabbing near a school.

Emergency responders were called to the scene on Church Road shortly after 4.24pm that afternoon, with the first emergency worker arriving in just four minutes.

The victim was then taken to a major trauma unit although their current condition remains unknown.

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My London has approached the Metropolitan Police for more information.

The Shirley High School which is also on Church Road has confirmed to My London they are aware of the incident but not did not specify if a student was involved.

A spokesman said: “Shirley High School is aware of an incident that took place on Tuesday at approx. 4.20 pm in the local park.

“We would like to commend and recognise the excellent emergency services for all they do.”

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A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 4:24pm on Tuesday (September 21) to reports of a stabbing on Church Road, Croydon.

“We sent a number of resources including an ambulance crew, a clinical team leader, an advanced paramedic, an incident response officer and a paramedic in a car to the scene.

“We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance. The first of our medics arrived in under four minutes.”

“We treated a person and took them to a major trauma centre.”

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