September 27, 2023 • 10:52 am
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called today (September 27) at 8.33am to reports of an incident on Wellesley Road, Croydon.
“We sent several resources to the scene, including three ambulance crews, an incident response officer and an advanced paramedic in a car. We also sent the London Air Ambulance.
“We treated a teenage girl but sadly, despite our best efforts, she died at the scene.”
Detectives confirm arrest
Detectives confirmed that a man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing.
Chief Superintendent Andy Brittain said: “Our immediate thoughts are with the family of this young woman who are facing the most tragic news. Our officers are with the girl’s family to support them.
“I am in contact with the local community, who are clearly as concerned as we are about this tragic incident. I will continue to update you throughout the day.
“My officers immediately arrived on scene to provide first aid and support the paramedics.
“Based on information provided to them, officers also worked closely with colleagues across the Met and British Transport Police to trace a teenager in connection with the stabbing. I can confirm that an arrest was made at around 09:45 in the Croydon area. At this early stage we believe that he may have known her.
“The crime scene will be ready for some time and I appreciate the cooperation of the residents.”