The first pictures from the scene of a incident in South London where a man was stabbed in a reported ‘fight’ before collapsing outside a local shop has been released. Emergency services rushed to the scene in London Road, Croydon at around 5.45pm today (April 14) following reports of a stabbing. Eyewitnesses reported seeing a ‘fight’ at a pub in the road, before a man came ‘stumbling out’ with ‘blood on his side’ before ‘walking across the road to Morley’s Chicken before collapsing’.
A medical bag with supplies strewn across the road can be seen outside the shop next door to the chicken shop. Witnesses also reported the air ambulance being called to the scene, but this hasn’t yet been confirmed by London Ambulance Service (LAS). A cordon is in place around Elmwood Road, opposite Morley’s Chicken Shop, and officers remain on the scene.
The Met say a man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and the condition and the age of the victim is currently unknown.
A spokesperson for the Met told MyLondon: “We’re at the scene of a stabbing in London Rd Croydon after call at 17:46hrs today. Male victim taken to hospital – condition awaits. Another man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
“A crime scene is in place and enquiries ongoing. Witnesses/ those with info – call 101 ref CAD 5449/14 Apr.”