Authorities are calling upon potential witnesses to step forward following a double stabbing in Croydon, which claimed the life of one man at the scene.
The reports state that a double stabbing in Croydon resulted in the death of 20-year-old Bradley Hutchins from the United Kingdom. Let’s offer prayers for his family for their tragic loss.
Detectives are actively seeking individuals who may have information regarding this fatal stabbing in Croydon. Here’s what we know about the victim Bradley Hutchins and Croydon double stabbing.
Croydon double stabbing explained
A 20-year-old male and a juvenile who was also knifed and is recovering in the hospital were both fatally stabbed in New Addington. On Tuesday, September 12, just after 6 o’clock, the Met Police were sent in response to complaints of violence on North Walk in the Croydon neighborhood.
Along with the London Ambulance Service, officers attended. Nearby, two guys were discovered with stab wounds. One of the males, a 20-year-old passed away there.
His family has been notified. In due course, a post-mortem examination will be conducted. The second male, 19 years old, was transferred to a hospital for care. It is thought that his wounds are not life-threatening. A 20-year-old male has been detained on murder suspicion.
Bradley Hutchins passed away
As per the official reports, it was confirmed that 20-year-old victim Bradley Hutchins was declared deceased at the scene. The other individual, a 19-year-old, was transported to the hospital.
The community, along with Bradley’s family and friends, is collectively experiencing profound grief and sorrow over the loss of the young individual, Bradley Hutchins.
This tragic event has brought together people from various circles of his life, all united in their shared sense of sadness and loss.
They are coming together to remember and honor his memory, offering support to one another during this challenging time.
The impact of Bradley’s passing is felt deeply by those who knew him, and the collective mourning reflects the deep bonds and connections he had within his community and among his loved ones.
One witness said: “They were wearing balaclavas they were chasing two boys, they were rampaging through the street and around the alleys. “There was a massive commotion. One of the injured boys was put in a car. There was blood everywhere.”
A witness said: “There were police everywhere, it looked like they were kitted up for war. They smashed in a door I think they were looking for the killers.”
One said: “There had been a fistfight the day before, this time they came back with knives.”
A mother of three said: “We are all devastated, One of my kids saw boys in balaclavas, it’s no way to live.”
Detective Inspector Jason Fitzpatrick said:
“This fatal attack happened in daylight and I’m sure several people would have witnessed it. We are carrying out several inquiries, including a review of local CCTV. I would ask anyone who has a video doorbell or was driving in the area with a dash cam to please check their footage. We must establish what happened yesterday evening and locate those responsible.”
Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones said:
she was “devastated” to learn that a man had died, and urged local residents who may have witnessed the fight to contact the police.
Croydon Mayor Jason Perry said:
“Just after 6 pm, police were called to North Walk in New Addington to reports of people fighting. Two men were found with stab injuries, one of whom sadly died at the scene. The other has been taken to hospital.
“I know that residents across New Addington and Croydon as a whole will be deeply saddened and distressed to hear about tonight’s incident. My thoughts are with the families of the victims and all those affected. I would also like to thank the local emergency services who responded so quickly and professionally to this serious incident.
Any witnesses are asked to call 101 or post @MetCC quoting reference CAD 6879/12Sep. To remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.
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