Croydon stabbing: Man killed in 'brutal and frenzied' street attack

26 February 2020, 13:43

The 24-year-old was knifed in Stroud Green Way, Croydon
The 24-year-old was knifed in Stroud Green Way, Croydon. Picture: Google Street View

By Megan White

A 24-year-old man has died after he was knifed in a "brutal and frenzied attack" as he walked down the street.

He was stabbed to death shortly after midnight on Wednesday in Stroud Green Way, Croydon, south London.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to hospital, but died in surgery at around 2.45am.

Police said his family has been told.

Detective Chief Inspector John Massey said: "This was a brutal and frenzied attack on a young man walking along the street.

"It is imperative that anyone who can name the attackers or has footage of Stroud Green Way around the time of the incident contacts us as soon as possible.

"My officers are waiting to take your call and all information will be treated in the strictest confidence - your call could help us remove violent individuals from your area."

Anyone with information or footage of the area can call police on 101, quoting 71/26FEB, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.