Croydon stabbing: 27-year-old rushed to hospital just 24 hours after three teens taken to hospital

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A man has been stabbed in Croydon just 24 hours after a spate of attacks in the area, the Met Police has confirmed.

A spokesman for the Met confirmed to the Standard, that a 27-year-old man had been stabbed in broad daylight in the south London borough on Saturday.

The man was taken to hospital after the emergency services were called at 3.21pm to an incident on Headley Drive, in New Addington.

No arrests have been made and the victim’s family has been informed.

A statement read: “Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 15:21hrs on Saturday, 16 April to reports of a man stabbed on Headley Drive in New Addington.

“Officers and London’s Air ambulance attended. A 27-year-old man was taken to a south London hospital; his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. His family has been informed. At this early stage, there have been no arrests and enquiries continue.”

Saturday’s incident comes after three teenage males were rushed to hospital following reports of a fight.

Police were called at 4.35pm on Friday to the incident in Goldcrest Way, New Addington.

Thir conditions were assessed as non-threatening, while two of the three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of Affray.

Officers have now issued a section 35 dispersal order for New Addington North, New Addington South, Selsdon & Addington Village and Selsdon Vale & Forestdale.

The section 35 will run until 4pm on Sunday due to the recent incidents.

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