Chief Superintendent describes horror of teen’s stabbing

Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent Andy Brittain described the horror as a 15-year-old girl was stabbed to death in Croydon. Brittain said: “This is every parent's worst nightmare, and I know the officers who responded this morning, along with our emergency service colleagues, are devastated at the victim's death.” Emergency services were called to Wellesley Road in Croydon at around 8.30am to reports that the girl had been stabbed. Both the land and air ambulance attended but she was pronounced dead at the scene 50 minutes later.