Source: Metropolitan Police UK
Headline: Police appeal after teenager stabbed in Croydon
Roads and Transport police are appealing for witnesses and information after a fight on a bus in New Addington resulted in a youth being stabbed.
On Friday, 5 May police were called at approximately 14:00hrs to reports of a fight, with knives, on a route 64 bus in Danebury, New Addington.
Officers attended but those involved in the fight had already left the bus and fled the scene. A Samurai sword was found on the ground in Danebury.
Witnesses described two males attacking another male on the bus. All three males left the bus in Danebury where the fight was reported to have continued, prior to police arrival. A black Vauxhall Corsa reportedly pulled up and males got out chased the victim through the estate.
Just over half an hour later, officers were informed that a 17-year-old male youth had attended a south London hospital suffering a stab wound to the shoulder. His injury is described as not life threatening and he has since been discharged.
Officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating.
PC Darren Barlow, the officer in the case, said: “I am appealing witnesses on the route 64 bus, which went from Thornton Heath to New Addington that afternoon to contact me. I am also appealing for anyone who was in the Danebury area and the saw the fight continuing after all those involved had left the bus.”
Any witnesses or anyone with any information can contact PC Darren Barlow on 07825 378 289 or email email@example.com. Alternatively police can be contacted via 101 or by tweeting @MetCC.
To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.
There have been no arrests at this stage and enquiries continue.