Schoolgirl stabbed to death in Croydon

A 15-year-old schoolgirl has been fatally stabbed close to a buying centre in Croydon.

Police and paramedics had been known as to Wellesley Highway at round 8.30am to stories of an assault and mentioned the woman was declared lifeless on the scene lower than an hour later.

Detectives mentioned a male, who’s believed to know the sufferer, has been arrested in reference to the stabbing.

A white tent has been erected close to the Whitgift buying centre whereas a police cordon containing a number of police vehicles, ambulances and a quantity 60 double decker bus has been arrange.

Chief Superintendent Andy Brittain mentioned: “Our quick ideas are with this younger woman’s household who’re dealing with probably the most tragic of reports. Our officers are with the woman’s household to help them.

“I’m involved with the local people, who’re clearly as involved as we’re about this tragic incident. I shall proceed to replace them all through the day.”

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11:57 AM BST

Sadiq Khan says he is ‘completely heartbroken’ by schoolgirl’s demise

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan mentioned: “I’m completely heartbroken by the demise of a 15-year-old woman in Croydon this morning.

“My ideas and prayers are with this younger woman’s household and associates, and the entire group, at this unimaginably terrible time.

“An arrest has been made in reference to this incident and I’m in shut contact with the Met Commissioner.

“I urge anybody with any additional data to name the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously. I promise to proceed working day and evening to finish the scourge of knife crime in our metropolis.”


11:42 AM BST

Locals laying flowers on the scene

Police spoke to visitors having breakfast within the Leonardo Lodge close to the scene of the stabbing in Wellesley Highway, Ewan Somerville stories.

Officers requested receptionists and people sat within the foyer what they noticed, however many had been solely conscious after police vehicles flocked to the scene.

A crowd of locals have gathered on the scene and a few are laying flowers.

One man claimed he had ran into a gaggle of schoolchildren sporting inexperienced blazers within the aftermath of the assault, who claimed there was an argument on the bus between two teams of boys that turned violent.


11:23 AM BST

Lodge supervisor tried to avoid wasting stab sufferer

A lodge supervisor rushed to the help of a 15-year-old woman who was stabbed to demise in Croydon, Ewan Somerville stories.

The responsibility supervisor of Leonardo Lodge on Wellesley Highway was leaving her shift to get the bus when she first noticed the woman preventing for her life and shedding numerous blood.

The girl, named Malaika, ran again into the lodge whereas screaming “a lady has simply been stabbed” and advised her colleagues to offer her towels and bin baggage instantly to assist, making her one of many first folks on the scene.

Beldine Kutima, who works on the lodge, advised The Telegraph: “One among our responsibility managers went to get the bus however she got here again in screaming and grabbing towels from the again room.

“She ran on the market with bin baggage and towels. She was crying and in shock – she wanted painkillers after.”


11:13 AM BST

Croydon Mayor releases assertion

Mayor of Croydon Jason Perry mentioned in a press release on Fb: “I’m devastated to listen to that the teenage woman who was stabbed within the city centre this morning has tragically died.

“The Council are in contact with the police and can totally help their investigations. Our complete group’s ideas can be with the sufferer’s household and associates.

“A suspect, who’s believed to have identified the sufferer, has been positioned and arrested by native cops, and I want to thank all those that responded so shortly and professionally to the incident.

“I urge anybody with details about the incident to contact the police on 101 or report anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”


11:11 AM BST

Pictured: Police on the scene in Croydon

Photos have emerged of police on the scene in Croydon the place a lady was fatally stabbed on Wednesday.

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10:44 AM BST

Ambulance assertion

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson mentioned: “We had been known as right this moment (27 September) at 8:33am to stories of an incident on Wellesley Highway, Croydon.

“We despatched numerous sources to the scene, together with three ambulance crews, an incident response officer, and a complicated paramedic in a automobile. We additionally dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.

“We handled a young person, however very sadly, regardless of our greatest efforts, she died on the scene.”


10:42 AM BST

Detectives affirm an arrest has been made

Detectives confirmed a person has been arrested in reference to the stabbing.

Chief Superintendent Andy Brittain mentioned: “Our quick ideas are with this younger woman’s household who’re dealing with probably the most tragic of reports. Our officers are with the woman’s household to help them.

“I’m involved with the local people, who’re clearly as involved as we’re about this tragic incident. I shall proceed to replace them all through the day.

“My officers had been instantly on scene to supply first help and help paramedics.

“Appearing on data supplied to them, officers additionally labored carefully with colleagues from throughout the Met and the British Transport Police to trace a young person in reference to the stabbing. I can affirm that an arrest was made at about 09:45hrs within the Croydon space. At this early stage we consider that he might have identified her.

“A criminal offense scene can be in place for a while, and I’m grateful for the cooperation of residents.”


10:37 AM BST

Schoolgirl fatally stabbed in Croydon

A 15-year-old schoolgirl has been fatally stabbed in Croydon.

Police had been known as to stories of an assault close to the Whitgift buying centre on Wednesday. Footage taken on the scene reveals a number of police vehicles and ambulances at a cordon on Wellesley Highway.

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