Man stabbed to death in south London two days before Christmas

24 December 2019, 12:11

Police have launched a murder investigation after the incident on Monday night
Police have launched a murder investigation after the incident on Monday night. Picture: PA

By Maddie Goodfellow

A 60-year-old man was found suffering knife wounds outside a house in Croydon, south London.

The victim died at the scene on Woodcroft Road in Thornton Heath shortly after being found around 9.30pm on Monday.

A 50-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Next of kin have been informed although formal identification awaits.

It is the 141st murder in the Capital this year, the highest since 2008.

DCI Harding, who is heading up the investigation, said: “The victim was found injured in a residential street. While it is not a heavy footfall location, there may have been members of the public travelling through Woodcroft Road who saw something. I urge those people to come forward and speak to my officers without delay.

“No matter how insignificant you think it may be please do make the call. We are building the sequence of events leading up to and immediately following this attack which has led to a man’s death, your call could complete the picture.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101, direct to the incident room on 020 8721 4205 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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