Croydon attack: Boy, 17, fighting for life after suffering head injuries in late night assault

Patrick Grafton-Green
Police incident: Shrublands Avenue in Croydon has been cordoned off after a boy was left fighting for life: Google

A 17-year-old boy is fighting for life after a late night attack on a quiet road in south London.

Emergency services raced to the scene of a "disturbance" in Shrublands Avenue, Croydon – near Shirley Youth and Community Centre – shortly after 11.30pm on Friday.

Paramedics rushed the boy, who had suffered head injuries, to a hospital in south London.

His condition is critical, Scotland Yard said.

A Met Police spokesman added that there have been no arrests.

A police cordon was put in place for several hours and motorists are warned to avoid the area.