We’ve heard many stories of stabbings across London so the same old story isn’t new or unheard of this but this is something that I don’t think I have come across anything like this.
According to mylondon.news a total of 10 men were stabbed, one man has died and another is believed to be in intensive care.
The man who died was 22 year old, more on the story below…
The victim in the fatal South London stabbing has been named locally as Lavz.
The 22-year-old man, believed to be from the Peckham area, died after being stabbed in a Croydon home shortly after 8pm on February 5.
At 8.08pm police were called to a residential address on Wisbeach Road, Selhurst to reports of two males with stab injuries.
One male was taken to hospital prior to police arrival – his condition is not life-threatening.
Another male was found at the scene.
Despite the best efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 9.09pm.
‘It’s devastating. You can imagine how all those families will be feeling today.’
Next of kin have been informed and a murder investigation has now been launched.
Lavz’s age is not yet known but he is believed to be in his early 20s.
Lucy Martindale, founder of Operation Shutdown, a campaign group focusing on the bereaved families affected by serious youth violence, has been providing support to the family of the victim.
She told MyLondon: “It’s devastating. You can imagine how all those families will be feeling today. Their lives will never be the same again.
“We keep having to say RIP to the victims until the next week when the next stabbing happens.
“People are getting to desensitised to it all. We can’t let it happen.”
Detective Chief Inspector Martin Thorpe from Specialist Crime said: “We know that a group of males attended the address and an altercation occurred which resulted in the victim receiving a fatal stab injury.
“I would ask any local residents who saw or heard anything shortly after 8pm on Friday evening to contact police; no matter how insignificant you think your information might be, it could help us piece together what happened.
“I am aware that this was one of a number of violent incidents in and around the south London area on Friday evening but there is nothing to connect these incidents together at this time.
“A young man has lost his life in a senseless act of violence, leaving his family devastated. If you can help us find who is responsible for this attack, then I would urge you to get in touch immediately.”
Lavz’s death was one of five stabbing incidents across South London in the space of two hours.
This how the night of violence unfolded.
6.56pm – Police called to Chapman Road to reports of a stabbing. One male victim found and taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries. https://get-latest.convrse.media/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mylondon.news%2Fnews%2Fsouth-london-news%2Fcroydon-stabbings-first-picture-victim-19784947&cre=bottom&cip=27&view=web
7.15pm – Four men in their 20s present themselves at a South London hospital with stab and slash injuries. All injuried are non life-threatening. It has now been established that they received their injuries following a fight on Penwortham Road, Streatham
8.08pm – Police called to Wisbeach Road to reports of a stabbing. One male (Lavz) died at the scene and one taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
8.51pm – Two males present themselves at a South London hospital with stab injuries, the condition of both is non-life threatening. It is believed both men sustained their injuries during an incident in Jay Gardens, Chislehurst
9.12pm – Police called to Dingwall Road by East Croydon station. Police arrest a stabbing victim whose injuries are not thought to be life-threatening and another male arrested on suspicion of GBH.