Purley stabbing: One teen dead and two injured including murder suspect amid capital’s bloody crime spree

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A TEENAGE boy was killed and two others injured including the murder suspect in South London last night – amid the capital’s knife crime rampage.

Cops rushed to reports of a male being stabbed on the busy Brighton Road in Croydon at 9:10pm last night.

Police rushed to the scene near Purley Railway Station in Croydon at 9:10pm last night
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Panicked diners at a nearby Pizza Express were evacuated as the melee broke out opposite the nearby Purley train station.

Officers and paramedics desperately battled to save a victim in his late teens – but he died at the scene at 9:50pm, Scotland Yard said.

The teen’s next of kin are yet to be informed and formal identifation hasn’t taken place.

A post-mortem is due shortly, police said.

A second victim – also thought to be in his late teens – was found with knife wounds nearby.

He was rushed to a South London hospital last night in a stable and non-life-threatening condition.

Police arrested a third teen on suspicion of murder after he was found with a non-life-threatening slash wound at Purley Railway Station.

Two other males – whose details have not been given – were arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.

They remained in custody at South London police stations last night.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command are investigating.
“A number of crime scenes are in place. Enquiries continue.
“Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 8858/11Jul.”

A section 60 order that steps up police stop-and-search powers has been put in place in the area.


It’s the latest in a harrowing spate of bloodshed as London’s violent crime crisis continues to spiral out of control.

Last month, London was left reeling after three killings in just 24 hours.

It included the deaths of two teenagers – who were killed just 12 minutes apart in separate gun and knife attacks.

In May, figures revealed five young people are attacked with a knife every day in London.


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