1 hour ago00:08 Max Channon
Teenager remains in custodyA teenage boy remains in custody being questioned by detectives after a 15-year-old girl with a “bright future” was stabbed to death on her way to school, police have confirmed.
The 17-year-old boy, who knew the victim, was arrested just over an hour after the attack which took place on busy Wellesley Road at around 8.30am.
3 hours ago22:51 Jonathan King
Girl’s pal screamed, ‘She’s my best friend’Eyewitness, Michael Fyffe, has told Sky News: “I turned around and could see someone was trying to resuscitate her.
“There were loads of people who had just come off the bus and then I think two of the girl’s friends came out and they were trying to rush over towards the body.
“So myself and a few of the other people tried to hold [one of the girls] back and just say, ‘Look let them try and help your friend’ and she was just screaming, ‘Is my friend dead? She’s my best friend’.”
3 hours ago22:30 Jonathan King
Croydon fatal stabbing victim named locallyThe girl has been named locally as Eliyanna. This has yet to be confirmed by police.
3 hours ago22:04 Jonathan King
Croydon fatal stabbing brings London total to 15The fatal stabbing in Croydon brings the number of teenage killings in the capital this year to 15 – above the figure for the whole of last year.
Met Police statistics also show Croydon had more stabbings than any other London borough in the year to last month – recording 211 knife crime injuries.
Donna Murray-Turner, chairwoman of the local Safer Neighbourhood Board, said: “The impact this has had on the community is immense.
“It is devastating that another young life has been taken.
“We the community stand with our partners and the family and honouring that grief and that morning.”
4 hours ago21:23 Jonathan King
Met Police appeals for footageThe Metropolitan Police has urged anyone with footage or information about the fatal stabbing in Croydon to submit it via this link.
5 hours ago20:22 Jonathan King
Girl’s mum was on her way to work when she heard her daughter had been stabbedThe victim’s mother was on her way to work at a hospital when she received the heartbreaking news her daughter had been stabbed and killed, according to one account.
The Mirror reports that the girl’s mum is a nurse who is Ghanaian and attends New Life Church in Croydon.
This is according to a woman the publication spoke to at the scene, whose relative knows the mum.
She was on her way to work at Redhill Hospital when she received the news.
This account differs to other reports that the girl’s parents rushed to the scene of the fatal stabbing but were unable to reach her in time.
6 hours ago19:17 Jonathan King
Tributes are being left at the scene of the fatal stabbing in CroydonFlowers and cards have been left at the scene in Croydon.
One card read: “Sorry we live in this crazy world this makes no sense.
“Fly high up there my mummy will look after you. RIP beautiful, forever young, taken too soon.
“Thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends, God bless.”
Bunches of flowers laid at the scene (Image: PA)
A card left with flowers at the scene, reads ‘Rest in Peace’ (Image: PA)
7 hours ago18:51 Jonathan King
Victim was an ‘absolutely incredible young lady’Anthony King, chairman of My Ends, a project helping stop youth violence in Croydon, said he was with the family of the girl earlier today and they were “heartbroken”.
He said: “It’s been a really challenging morning. All I can say to you is the family and extended family are widely devastated, heartbroken.
“She had a bright future ahead of her. She was in her GCSE year.”
He described her as an “absolutely incredible young lady” and said others said she was “jovial, very comedic”.
7 hours ago18:30 Jonathan King
‘Many are shocked and hurting’, Met Police chiefThe Metropolitan Police has issued a statement from Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley.
Sir Mark said: “The senseless murder of a 15-year-old girl on her way to school is impossible to comprehend.
“It was moving and humbling to meet many members of the exceptional Croydon community who have come together in support of a family now dealing with the most unimaginable grief.
“The commitment of so many from the local community is inspiring. A powerful partnership between charitable groups, faith and community leaders, the local authority, the wider public and our officers has delivered so much work across the borough.
“They have collectively saved many lives from knife crime. Many are shocked and hurting. They care deeply and it’s this passion which has made Croydon a safer place and will continue to in the future.
“I spoke to officers who, with members of the public, were among the first on scene with colleagues trying to save this young girl’s life and have since supported her family and friends.
“Through diligent work by them all an early arrest was made and our major crime team now continue to investigate the events leading up to this awful attack.”
8 hours ago17:47 Jonathan King
Love note and blood stained roses found at the sceneA love note and blood-stained roses have been retrieved from the scene by forensics experts.
Part of the message, which has been captured on camera, reads: “I love you so much and I never met someone with a better smile and better eyes than what you have, special girl”.
A card in a grey envelope left at the scene alongside floral tributes was addressed to Eliyanna.
One message left with a bunch of tulips said: “Sorry we live in this crazy world. This makes no sense. Fly high up there. My mummy will look after you xx.
“RIP beautiful, forever young taken too soon”.
Part of a love note found at the scene (Image: Getty)
8 hours ago17:13 Jonathan King
Met Police chief visits scene of fatal stabbingMet Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley has spent about an hour at the scene where the girl was stabbed to death.
Sir Mark arrived in Croydon at about 4pm then went inside the Whitgift Centre.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mark Rowley arrives at the scene (Image: Getty)
9 hours ago16:46 Jonathan King
Girl’s parents rushed to scene but ‘unable to make it’ to say goodbyeThe parents of the girl who died after she was stabbed on her way to school rushed to the scene but were “unable to make it” in time to say goodbye to their daughter, a local community worker has said.
James Watkins said the girl’s family is “devastated and in shock” at her death, telling the Mirror: “They are devastated and I would say, more importantly, in shock. I don’t think it feels real to them at the moment.”
A teenager has been arrested after being tracked down by police and it is believed at this stage that he may be known to her.
Mr Watkins founder of Mainz World, which offers crime-prevention projects for children and young people, said the family “are not at a stage yet” to be thinking of publicly paying tribute to the girl and that they are “just in shock and disbelief”.
He added: “I got a phone call from the police and came down, and it was here I spoke to the family. They received a call to come to the scene shortly after the incident happened. Unfortunately they [were not] able to arrive in time.”
Donna Murray-Turner, of community group Another Night of Sisterhood, said she was also there to offer the girl’s family support this morning. She told The Mirror: “Words like devastated and disbeliefs and shock are not enough.
“Imagine you got a phone call asking where you where you are, are you by yourself, get on transportation, then to find out that your child is gone. How would anyone feel?”
It is understood both community groups will be supporting the schoolgirl’s family and friends who were at the scene and witnessed what happened.
A forensics officer arranges flowers at the scene (Image: PA)
9 hours ago16:12 Jonathan King
Call to redouble efforts to crack down on knife crimeChris Philp MP, the minister for policing, has called for a doubling down on efforts to end knife crime.
The MP for Croydon South took to X, formerly Twitter, to send condolences to the family of the girl fatally stabbed earlier this morning.
Mr Philp wrote: “Devastating news that a 15 year old girl was fatally stabbed in Croydon Town centre on Wellesley road at around 0830 this morning, and died soon afterwards on the scene, despite the best efforts of the emergency services.
“Our hearts go out to her family who must be in deep shock at their terrible loss. Nothing can be worse for a parent than losing a child. An arrest was made shortly afterwards of a teenager believed to be known to the victim. We must redouble our efforts to take all knives off the streets of London, using every means available”.
Devastating news that a 15 year old girl was fatally stabbed in Croydon Town centre on Wellesley road at around 0830 this morning, and died soon afterwards on the scene, despite the best efforts of the emergency services. Our hearts go out to her family who must be in deep
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Forensics at the scene of this morning’s stabbing looking closely at a bunch of flowersForensics at the scene of this morning’s fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl were looking closely at a bunch of flowers at the scene.
Forensics looking very closely at flowers (Image: PA)
10 hours ago15:09 Hannah Kane
TfL workers ‘being supported’ after witnessing horror attackA TfL spokesperson said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the girl who was tragically killed in this horrific incident.
“We are working with the police to assist them with their investigation and to provide CCTV.
“Colleagues who have been affected by the incident are being supported.”
11 hours ago15:02 Mieka Smiles
‘Senseless knife attack’Many people are reacting to knife crime in the London area on social media.
One X user said: “Absolutely terrible a 15 year old girls life just gone through another senseless knife attack…
“When does it all end?! It’s a very very bad world it just gets worse every day!!”
11 hours ago14:31 Hannah Kane
Chairwoman of the local Safer Neighbourhood Board says impact on the community ‘immense’Speaking to reporters on television in relation to the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old school girl in central Croydon today, chairwoman of the local Safer Neighbourhood Board Donna Murray-Turner said: “The impact this has had on the community is immense.
“It is devastating that another young life has been taken and we the community stand with our partners and the family and honouring that grief and that morning.”
The impact on the community has been “immense” says chairwoman of Safer Neighbourhood Board (Image: Getty)
11 hours ago14:27 Hannah Kane
Police statement from scene in fullChief Superintendent Andy Brittain spoke at the scene today alongside Croydon mayor Jason Perry and Donna Murray-Turner, chairwoman of the local Safer Neighbourhood Board.
Croydon stabbing: Police statement after death of teenage schoolgirl 11 hours ago14:23 Mieka Smiles
Police ‘not in a position to release the victim’s identity’Speaking to reporters, police say they they are unable to release the victim’s name at this time.
Chief superintendent Andy Brittain said: “From our initital enquiries we believe the suspect may have known the victim.
“However we are not in a position to release the victim’s identity at this time.”
11 hours ago14:20 Mieka Smiles
Police ‘not looking for anyone else in connection with this offence’Speaking on live television chief superintendent Andy Brittain said that currently police aren’t looking for any other suspects.
He said: “He remains in custody and will be questioned by detectives.
“We remain in the early stages of our investigation.
“However based on what we know so far we believe that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this offence.”
Police ‘not looking for anyone else in connection with this offence’ (Image: Getty)
11 hours ago14:18 Mieka Smiles
’17-year-old boy was arrested in New Addington’Speaking on live television chief superintendent Andy Brittain said: “We carried out urgent enquiries to find the suspect.
“And within 75 minutes of the incident happening a 17-year-old boy was arrested in New Addington.”
11 hours ago14:16 Mieka Smiles
Chief superintendent Andy Brittain continues with talk to reportersHe said: “This is emotion I share and I know people across Croydon will be feeling the same.
“The victim’s family has been informed and our thoughts are with them at what must be an incredibly difficult time.”
Chief superintendent Andy Brittain talks to reporters (Image: Getty)
11 hours ago14:13 Mieka Smiles
Chief superintendent Andy Brittain addresses nation on TVChief superintendent Andy Brittain speaking on Sky News live has provided an update in connection to the 15-year-old’s death.
He said: “I’m here to provide an update on our investigation.
“Shortly after 8.30am we responded to a stabbing on here in Wellesley Road in Croydon.
“Our officers were on scene within two minutes of the call being received.
“They provided emergency first aid along with paramedics and ambulance service and the London Air ambulance.
“Sadly despite their efforts a 15 year old girl died at the scene.
“This is every paretns worst nightmare and I know that the officers who responded this morning along with our emergency service colleagues are devastated at the victim’s death.”
12 hours ago13:59 Mieka Smiles
Girl’s family at the scene this morning says man who was supporting themJames Watkins, from Mainz World which runs prevention and intervention projects for children and young people, was supporting the family of the 15-year-old girl who was stabbed to death in Croydon this morning and said they are “devastated”.
He said he was with the girl’s family at the scene between 9am and 10am.
He added: “I came down to support the family and some of the young people.
“We were with the family this morning. They were devastated and I would say more importantly in shock, I don’t think it feels real for them.”
Mr Watkins said the girl’s family was contacted by a friend of the girl.
12 hours ago13:54 Mieka Smiles
Victim attended £16,000 a year schoolThe tragic 15-year-old victim of a fatal stabbing this morning in central Croydon attended a school costing £16,000 a year.
The victim, who died at the scene despite deserate attempts to save her, was a pupil at Old Palace of John Whitgift School.
12 hours ago13:51 Mieka Smiles
The area ‘always felt safe’ says local residentA local resident has said that Croydon has “always felt safe” despite the fatal stabbing on a busy road this morning that took the life of a 15-year-old girl.
The X user wrote on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter: “Lived n worked there for 10 years…
“Before that it was the place to go for fun n shopping etc it always felt safe.
“The 60 was my bus from home.
“I’ve stood at that bus stop many times.
“Thoughts with the girls family.”
12 hours ago13:49 Mieka Smiles
David Lammy MP reacts to the news that a 15-year-old has died after a fatal stabbingMr Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham and Shadow Foreign Secretary, said on X, formerly known as Twitter: “I am deeply horrified by the news coming out of Croydon.
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims’ family and friends.”
12 hours ago13:44 Mieka Smiles
Distressed students escorted from school by staffThis afternoon clearly distressed students at Old Palace of John Whitgift School were being escorted from the school gates by staff.
It follows the death of their 15-year-old classmate who was killed after a stabbing in central Croydon this morning.
12 hours ago13:41 Mieka Smiles
Eyewitness says knife was ‘like a sword’Other eyewitnesses described what they saw as the deadly stabbing took place this morning in central Croydon.
One told the Evening Standard: “They both got off the bus, she said something, then he pulled out a long knife knife with a jagged edge.
“It was like a machete or something.
“She was stabbed in the throat.”
Another said: “The knife was like a sword.
“The boy tried to give the girl flowers, but she didn’t want to know. Then he stabbed her.
“A police officer tried to stem the wound but there was a lot of blood.”
12 hours ago13:38 Mieka Smiles
Eyewitness describes girl and boy ‘arguing over breakup’An eyewitness to the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl in Croydon this morning has decribed the moment the attack took place.
The eyewitness described as Apple said: “There were about seven or eight children who got off a bus which stopped outside the Whitgift Centre.
“There was a young girl and young boy arguing. He had flowers with him and they were arguing about the girl breaking up with him yesterday.”
The eyewitness said the boy became violent and stabbed the victim. She added she “had to look away as there was a lot of blood puring from her neck”.
12 hours ago13:31 Mieka Smiles
Headteacher of teenager killed in fatal stabbing reacts to ‘tragic’ newsOld Palace Headteacher Jane Burton said: “We are deeply shocked by the senseless and tragic death of our much-loved and valued friend and pupil.
“It will take some time for the Old Palace community to come to terms with this terrible news, and we will offer support for our pupils as we try to do so.
“Above all, we send our love and deepest sympathies to the girl’s family at this unimaginably distressing time.”
12 hours ago13:27 Mieka Smiles
More tributes flooding in for 15-year-old killed by fatal stabbingTributes continue to flood in the 15-year-old girl killed un a fatal stabbing attack this morning in central Croydon.
On X one user said: “Imagine sending ur child to school and they get murdered. My prayers to the family of the young lady murdered in Croydon this morning.”
And another: “I don’t know what’s in the air in Croydon.
“r.i.p to this young girl, she didn’t deserve this at all”
Another user said: “It’s very sad to hear the passing of a 15 year old girl in Croydon.
“What is alarming is that this stabbing incident happened in daylight. Crazy.
“Thoughts are with the immediate family in this heartbreaking news.”
More news as we have it.
12 hours ago13:16 Helen Bennicke
Old Palace school in Croydon confirm girl, 15, was one of their studentsOld Palace school in Croydon has confirmed that the girl who died in this morning’s stabbing was a student at their school.
12 hours ago13:15 Hannah Kane
Victim ‘went to local private school’The victim is believed to have attended Old Palace of John Whitgift school, a 134-year-old girls’ school near to the scene of the incident.
When Express.co.uk approached the school, they refused to comment.
12 hours ago13:04 Hannah Kane
Girl ‘rejected flowers from boy before he stabbed her in the neck’Witnesses allege the girl was stabbed in the neck after rejecting flowers from a boy.
More to follow.
13 hours ago13:01 Hannah Kane
Bus driver tried to save girl’s lifeA witness at the scene has told of the heartbreaking moment a bus driver desperately tried to save the life of the 15-year-old stabbed in Croydon.
She said the driver and another woman rushed to her aid and began resuscitating her on the pavement.
She said: “I was on the bus before and came off and walked back down, I saw them resuscitating her.
“The driver was holding her and a lady.
“The emergency services were already here when I walked back.”
Wellesley Road remains cordoned off (Image: David Nathan/999London)
13 hours ago12:56 Mieka Smiles
New image shows forensics officers arriving at the sceneA new image shows forensics officers arriving to the scene of where a 15-year-old school girl was fatally stabbed this morning.
We will keep bringing you the most up to date news on this tragic incident.
Police and forensic investigators at the scene near the Whitgift shopping centre in Croydon (Image: Lucy North/PA Wire)
13 hours ago12:48 Mieka Smiles
Full statement from Ambulance ServiceLondon Ambulance Service has issued a statement following the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old school girl in central Croydon this morning.
A spokesperson said: “We were called today (27 September) at 8:33am to reports of an incident on Wellesley Road, Croydon.
“We sent a number of resources to the scene, including three ambulance crews, an incident response officer, and an advanced paramedic in a car.
“We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance. We treated a teenager, but very sadly, despite our best efforts, she died at the scene.”
13 hours ago12:47 Rob Virtue
New video from scene shows huge police presencePolice rushed to the scene after they were alerted to the horror unfolding.
Croydon: Police and ambulances surround London bus 13 hours ago12:38 Mieka Smiles
Footage live from the sceneFootage is being taken live from the scene of where a 15-year-old school girl was fatally stabbed this morning.
The incident took place on Wellesley Road, central Croydon.
The MyLondon reporter’s footage can be viewed here.
13 hours ago12:36 Mieka Smiles
Forensics team arrive on sceneA forensics team has arrived at the scene where a 15-year-old girl was stabbed to death in Croydon.
Forensic officers arrived wearing blue overalls.
An officer could also be seen searching bushes with a sniffer dog.
13 hours ago12:33 Mieka Smiles
Bus driver and another woman ‘tried to save’ 15-year-old school girl who was fatally stabbedA woman has described seeing a bus driver and another woman trying to save the 15-year-old girl who was stabbed to death in Croydon.
The woman, a mother-of-two who only wanted to be known as Bridget, said she saw the two people trying to resuscitate the girl on the pavement at about 8.30am.
She said: “I was on the bus before and came off and walked back down, I saw them resuscitating her.
“The driver was holding her and a lady.
“The emergency services were already here when I walked back.”
13 hours ago12:26 Mieka Smiles
Pictures show huge police presenceNew pictures show the huge police presence after a 15-year-old school girl was fatally stabbed in Croydon this morning.
Police and emergency vehicles swarmed the scene in central Croydon (Image: David Nathan/999London)
13 hours ago12:14 Mieka Smiles
New images from the scene of the fatal school girl stabbingA new image shows police swarming to the scene where a 15-year-old school girl was fatally stabbed on a school bus this morning.
We will keep bringing you the most up to date news as we get it.
Police swarm to the scene where 15-year-old dies after fatal stabbing (Image: David Nathan/999London)
13 hours ago12:09 Mieka Smiles
Local MPs react to the death of a 15-year-old after fatal stabbingCroydon MPs have reacted to the news that a 15-year-old girl has died after a fatal stabbing on a school bus.
Croydon South MP and Minister for Policing Chris Philp said news of the girl’s death was “devastating”.
He said: “Nothing can be worse for a parent than losing a child,” he said.
Steve Reed, MP for Croydon North, called it “another tragic, shocking and avoidable loss of life”.
13 hours ago12:04 Mieka Smiles
Nearby hotel staff rushed to scene to try and save the girlStaff from a nearby hotel heroically rushed to the scene to try and save the 15-year-old girl who died after being stabbed on a school bus this morning.
The Sun reports that staff from Leonardo Hotel across from Wellesley Road, where the stabbing took place, gathered towels and bin bags before rushing to location.
Beldine Kutima, a receptionist at the four-star hotel, told The Sun: “One of our duty managers went to get the bus but she came back in total shock and was heavily crying.
“She ran back screaming and grabbed towels from the back room and ran back out there.”
14 hours ago12:00 Mieka Smiles
Appeal from police for informationAnyone who witnessed the attack or has information that can help officers is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 1601/27Sep. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
14 hours ago11:55 Mieka Smiles
New picture from the scene of Croydon school girl stabbingHere is a new image of the scene showing the location where a 15-year-old was stabbed on a school bus and died this morning.
Emergency vehicles are seen surrounding a bus in central Croydon, South London.
Emergency vehicles are seen surrounding a bus in central Croydon, South London (Image: Peter Macdiarmid/LNP)
14 hours ago11:51 Mieka Smiles
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan ‘heartbroken’ after death of 15-year-old school girlMayor of London Sadiq Khan has shared his heartbreak over the death of a 15-year-old girl stabbed on a school bus this morning.
He said: “I am absolutely heartbroken by the death of a 15-year-old girl in Croydon this morning.
“My thoughts and prayers are with this young girl’s family and friends, and the whole community, at this unimaginably awful time.
“An arrest has been made in connection with this incident and I am in close contact with the Met Commissioner.
“I urge anyone with any further information to call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously.
“I promise to continue working day and night to end the scourge of knife crime in our city.”
14 hours ago11:48 Mieka Smiles
Croydon stabbing: Suspect arrested by police knew girl, 15, killed on busA teenage boy has been arrested in connection with the stabbing – and police say ‘we believe that he may have known her’.
You can read more here.
14 hours ago11:43 Mieka Smiles
Bus passengers asked to ‘search for knife’Bus passengers were asked to ‘search for a knife’.
One bus user has taken to social media to say: “There’s been a stabbing Croydon.
“The bus driver has just asked us all to search for a knife on the bus as he was the closest bus.
“Please be vigilent if you’re in the area.
“When will this end?”
14 hours ago11:40 Mieka Smiles
Tributes flood in on social mediaTributes to the girl who has died in a London school bus stabbing are flooding in.
One X user said: “Omg why on earth was a 15 year old girl stabbed this morning in Croydon?! It’s not even midday and another young life is gone. My heart hurts.”
Another said: “Croydon is where I was born, and where generations of my family have lived.
“My sister was a probation officer there for a time. Absolutely terrible that a 15 yr old should die on a bus after being stabbed in the neck.
“Croydon deserves better.”
14 hours ago11:35 Hannah Kane
Crime scene likely to be in place for hoursPolice have begun investigation work at the scene after they were first called at around 8.30am.
The huge cordon is likely to remain in place for some time, the force has confirmed.
A large cordon is in place (Image: PA)
14 hours ago11:32 Hannah Kane
Floral tributes left at scene for girl, 15A bunch of flowers could be seen next to the forensic tent inside the police cordon where a 15-year-old girl was stabbed to death in Croydon, PA reports. The cordon is in place near the entrance to the Whitgift Centre on the northbound side of Wellesley Road.
The scene on Wellesley Road, Croydon (Image: PA)
14 hours ago11:28 Hannah Kane
Suspect and girl were known to each otherThe Met Police has confirmed that the suspect and the teenage girl were known to each other.
Chief Superintendent Andy Brittain, in charge of local policing, said: “I can confirm that an arrest was made at about 09:45hrs in the Croydon area. At this early stage we believe that he may have known her.”
14 hours ago11:21 Hannah Kane
Parent doesn’t ‘want to send children to school in Croydon’One local parent has revealed their heartbreak at the tragic incident.
He said: “This is why I am trying to get out of here. It scares me. My heart goes out to her family. I don’t know what this world is coming to. I don’t want to send my children to school around here anymore, this is happening too regularly.”
14 hours ago11:20 Hannah Kane
Mayor of Croydon ‘devastated’ by schoolgirl’s deathMayor of Croydon, Jason Perry, released a statement on X following the secondary school pupil’s death.He said: “I am devastated to hear that the teenage girl who was stabbed in the town centre this morning has tragically died.”The council are in touch with the police and will fully support their investigations. Our whole community’s thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends.”A suspect, who is believed to have known the victim, has been arrested, and I would like to thank all those who responded so quickly to the incident. I urge anyone with information to contact the police on 101 or report anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
14 hours ago11:10 Mieka Smiles
First images from the sceneHere are a couple of the first close up images images from the scene of the Croydon stabbing, which has killed a 15-year-old-girl.
They show a police tent has been put in place as well as emergency vehicles at the scene.
The first close up images from the stabbing scene in Croydon (Image: Sky)
The first close up images from the stabbing scene in Croydon (Image: Sky)
15 hours ago11:01 Mieka Smiles
Where did the attack take place?Police have confirmed that were called at about 8.30am on Wednesday, September 27 to reports of a 15-year-old girl stabbed on Wellesley Road in Croydon.
The incident took place on Wellesley Road in Croydon (Image: Google Maps)
15 hours ago10:54 Mieka Smiles
What do we know so far?A 15-year-old girl has died after being stabbed on a bus in Croydon.
The Met Police has tracked down a teenager who has been arrested. It is believed they were known to each other.
Police were called at 8.30am, with the victim being pronounced dead on the scene at 9.21am.
Wellesley Road in Croydon is shut northbound between the Whitgift Shopping Centre and St Michael’s Road as a result. The road closure has caused 16 buses to divert, with many stationary at the scene.
15 hours ago10:46 Hannah Kane
Officers have made an arrest after a teenage girl was stabbed and sadly died in Croydon this morningChief Superintendent Andy Brittain, in charge of local policing, said: “Our immediate thoughts are with this young girl’s family who are facing the most tragic of 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 shall continue to update them throughout the day.
“My officers were immediately on scene to provide first aid and support paramedics.
“Acting on information provided to them, officers also worked closely with colleagues from across the Met and the British Transport Police to track a teenager in connection with the stabbing. I can confirm that an arrest was made at about 09:45hrs in the Croydon area. At this early stage we believe that he may have known her.
“A crime scene will be in place for some time, and I am grateful for the cooperation of residents.”
Police were called at about 08:30hrs on Wednesday, 27 September to reports of a 15-year-old girl stabbed on Wellesley Road in Croydon.
Officers, the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended. Despite their efforts, sadly she died at the scene at 09:21hrs.
A crime scene is in place.
Anyone who witnessed the attack or has information that can help officers is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 1601/27Sep. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
15 hours ago10:39 Hannah Kane
A 15-year-old girl has died after being stabbed on a bus in Croydon.A 15-year-old girl has died after being stabbed on a bus in Croydon.
More as we get it.
15 hours ago10:33 Hannah Kane
People react to the ‘stabbing’ incidentConcerns about reports of a stabbing incident in Croydon are being shared on social media.
An X user tweeted: “Croydon little girl has been stabbed in the neck on the school run bus.”
Another tweeted: “Young girl stabbed on a school bus outside the #WhitgiftCentre in #Croydon.
“Traffic is chaos with #WellesleyRoad Northbound closed but I think the main focus should be on the child who has been harmed. Praying she survives.”
15 hours ago10:23 Mieka Smiles
Video footage shows multiple police cars and paramedics at the sceneFootage shows multiple police cars and other emergency vehicles at the scene outside the Whitgift Centre in Croydon.
You can watch the footage here.
A number of emergency vehicles have swarmed the scene in Croydon (Image: MyLondon)
15 hours ago10:17 Mieka Smiles
16 London buses divertedBuses have been diverted and roads have been closed as a result of the ‘stabbing’ incident.
Wellesley Road in Croydon has been shut northbound between the Whitgift Shopping Centre and St Michael’s Road since around 9am.
The road closure has caused 16 buses to divert, with many stationary at the scene.
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15 hours ago10:09 Hannah Kane
Welcome to our live blogGood morning and welcome to our live blog. We will be bringing you all the latest on this incident.
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