Police were called in to another stabbing this afternoon as the recent wave of violent attacks continues in London.
The latest incident, in Croydon, occurred around 3 p.m. this afternoon when ambulance crews rushed to the crime scene and reported that a 24-year-old man had been stabbed.
And the violence comes after police received five separate reports of stabbings in the nearby South London area between 6.56 p.m. and 9.12 p.m. Friday.
The Croydon section of the Metropolitan Police tweeted: “ Shortly after 3pm, the London Ambulance Service notified us of a stabbing on London Road near the junction with Oakfield Road.
‘Officers attended and there is a crime scene in place. A 24-year-old man was taken to a South London hospital. We await an update on the status of him.
Meanwhile, police have launched a separate investigation into a fatal stabbing in Kilburn.
A man, 22, named locally as Lavs, was found with multiple stab wounds inside a property near Crystal Palace Football Club’s Selhurst Park stadium at just after 8pm
Officers were called to Willesden Lane with the London Ambulance Service and found two men with stab wounds.
One of the men, in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His relatives have been informed.
A second man, believed to be in his teens, was taken to hospital. His condition has been assessed as critical.
It comes hours after a 22-year-old male victim was found with multiple stab wounds inside a property near Crystal Palace Football Club’s Selhurst Park stadium just after 8 p.m. last night
Named locally as Lavz, he was pronounced dead at the scene an hour later, and horrified bystanders described how they desperately fought to keep him alive before emergency services arrived.
The Metropolitan Police said a group of men attended an address on Wisbeach Road and that the victim was allegedly stabbed in an altercation.
They confirmed today that the stabbings are being treated as ‘isolated incidents’.
Detective Chief Inspector Martin Thorpe of the Met’s crime team said: “We know that a group of men attended the address and an altercation occurred that resulted in the victim being fatally stabbed.
“I am aware that this was one of several violent incidents in and around the South London area on Friday night, but there is nothing linking these incidents together at this time.”
A cordon is in place near a flat in Wisbeach Road after a man was killed in Croydon
Two arrests have been made so far in connection with the bloodshed, both related to a stabbing on Dingwall Road, Croydon, around 9:12 p.m.
The Met said a man in his 40s was taken to hospital for treatment for a non-life threatening injury and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of a scuffle.
Another man, 38, was arrested on suspicion of serious bodily injury and has been taken into custody.
Of the nine wounded men, two suffered serious injuries, but none of them are now in mortal danger.
A Section 60 order giving police emergency search and arrest powers was in effect throughout Croydon until 8 a.m. Saturday.
The bloodshed began around 7 p.m. last night, when officers were called to Chapman Road, Croydon and a man was rushed to hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
Then 15 minutes later, four men in their 20s were taken to a South London hospital with stab wounds following an incident on Penwortham Road, Streatham.
The violence continued at 8:08 p.m., when the police were called again to report two men with stab wounds.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed today that the stabbings are being treated as ‘isolated incidents’
At 8:51 p.m., two men were rushed to the hospital with stab wounds and one was in a life-threatening condition last night. Both men are believed to have suffered injuries during an incident in Jay Gardens, Chislehurst.
The last call was received at 9.12 p.m., when police arrested a man on suspicion of serious bodily injury following an incident on Dingwall Road, Croydon.
The victim, whose injuries are not life-threatening, was also detained.
How the violence unfolded in Croydon last night
Police were called to Chapman Road, Croydon to receive reports of a stabbing.
Officers found a male victim, whose condition was assessed as non-life threatening at the hospital.
Four men, all in their 20s, were rushed to a South London hospital suffering stab wounds.
An incident followed on Penwortham Road, Streatham.
Police were called to Wisbeach Road, Croydon, to receive reports of two men with stab wounds.
A man was taken to the hospital before the arrival of the police. His condition did not threaten his life.
The other victim was found at the scene. Despite the best efforts of paramedics, he was soon pronounced dead.
Police were called to a south London hospital after two men arrived with stab wounds.
One of the men’s condition was being treated as life threatening last night.
Both men are believed to have suffered injuries during an incident in Jay Gardens, Chislehurst.
Officers rushed to Dingwall Road, Croydon, to receive reports of a stabbing.
A man was arrested on suspicion of serious bodily injury.
The victim has also been arrested.
London’s Gold Commander this weekend, Ade Adelekan, said investigations were ongoing into the circumstances of the five incidents, but said they were “being treated as isolated.”
He added: “However, that does not make this series of violent incidents any less shocking and I understand that residents in and around the areas where these incidents occurred will be right.”
One resident, who has lived in the apartment block near the scene of the fatal stabbing for more than 20 years, said she saw police and medical personnel trying to save a young man who was bleeding heavily.
She said the man’s mother appeared later “crying and torn to pieces.”
The witness, who did not want to be identified, told reporters that the man was bleeding from a deep cut on his leg and that there was “blood everywhere.”
She said: ‘I heard someone yelling but it’s normal because people drink outside, I went down and saw two policemen and two ambulance guys on the ground with him.’
She said she saw medical personnel make an incision in his torso, adding: “ They tried so hard to save him, but there was a lot of blood.
‘There was blood everywhere, it looked like he had cut his leg and they tried to stop the bleeding.
“My husband was outside for 45 minutes and said his stepfather showed up and said that he was 21 years old. His mother was here crying and she was in pieces. It’s scary, my son is 19 and I’m worried about him. ‘
Others reported throwing a towel at bystanders as they desperately tried to stop the bleeding last night. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
A passerby said: ‘I saw him lying on the ground. He was messed up, but he was alive, he was moving. He was injured in the left leg. I did my best to help him.
“ I work in a nursing home so when I heard that someone had been stabbed, I went to the bathroom and collected all the swabs and things I had.
“I saw him lying on the ground and when I got there, the police came and started bandaging his wounds.”
Samuel Henningham, 69, a builder who lives in a nearby apartment block, also spoke of the attack.
He said: ‘I got to the window and saw a guy run in. He was inside my house and my daughter said ‘something is happening downstairs’, so another boy ran out to try to help him.
“ He was lying on the ground and bleeding. My daughter threw a towel at the other boy so she could wrap it up.