One man died and several more were injured after a wave of stabbings took place at various locations across South London on Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said they were treating the incidents, in which 10 others suffered stab wounds, as isolated.

In total, five separate stabbing incidents took place in South London on Friday evening, while a sixth occurred on London Road in Croydon on Saturday afternoon.

On Friday (February 5):

A 22-year-old man was stabbed to death in Croydon.

The fatal stabbing was reported on Wisbeach Road, Croydon at around 8.10pm, and is now being investigated by homicide detectives from the Met Police's Specialist Crime Command.

The 22-year-old man was found at an address at the above location and, despite the best efforts of emergency service responders, was sadly later pronounced dead at the scene.

News Shopper: Emergency first responders at the aftermath of a fatal stabbing in Croydon. Image: PAEmergency first responders at the aftermath of a fatal stabbing in Croydon. Image: PA

Nine other men were injured in separate stabbing incidents across South London Friday evening.

None of the other men injured Friday are thought to be in a life-threatening condition.

The other incidents on Friday included:

  • Police attending a man with a stab wound at a residential address in Chapman Road, Croydon after being called at 6.56pm.
  • Four men – all aged in their 20s – attending a South London hospital suffering stab injuries at 7.15pm. Police said they received their injuries after an altercation in the Penwortham Road area of Streatham, SW16.
  • Two men – both aged in their 30s – attending a South London hospital at 8.51pm with stab injuries after a reported altercation in Jay Gardens, Chislehurst.
  • At 9.12pm, a man, aged in his 40s, was found suffering a stab wound on Dingwall Road, Croydon. He was taken to hospital for treatment where he remains. He has been arrested on suspicion of affray.

Meanwhile on Saturday (February 6) London Ambulance Service (LAS) confirmed they had taken a 24-year-old man to a major trauma centre after finding him on London Road in Croydon suffering from stab wounds.

News Shopper: Aftermath of stabbing on London Road, near West Croydon station, on Saturday (February 6). Image: @sassy_sae via TwitterAftermath of stabbing on London Road, near West Croydon station, on Saturday (February 6). Image: @sassy_sae via Twitter

A spokesperson for LAS said:

"We were called at 3.04pm today (6 February) to reports of a stabbing at West Croydon Station.

"We sent an ambulance crew and an advanced paramedic practitioner to the scene, with the first of our medics arriving in less than three minutes.

"We treated a man for stab wounds and took him as a priority to a major trauma centre."

The man's condition was later announced as not life-threatening. 

Met Police Gold Commander for London this weekend, Ade Adelekan, said:

"While work continues to investigate the motivation and circumstances of these incidents, I can say that they are being treated as isolated.

"However, that does not make this series of violent incidents any less shocking and I understand that residents in and around the areas where these incidents occurred will be rightly concerned.

"Extra resources were deployed last night and will continue to be deployed over the weekend. I would ask people to speak to those officers if you have any concerns or please call 101.

"Violence has no place on our streets and I want to reassure Londoners that our officers will work tirelessly to locate and apprehend those responsible."

Police are appealing to the public in their murder investigation launched after the death of the 22-year-old on Wisbeach Road.

Anyone with information that can assist the police investigation is asked to contact 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD7236/5Feb.

You can also leave information anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.