Four Croydon youths arrested over Whitgift Centre and Tesco Express Croydon stabbings

The scene following the stabbings in the Whitgift Centre

The scene following the stabbings in the Whitgift Centre

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Police have arrested four youths in connection with two seperate stabbings within six days. 

Two boys, a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old, were detained yesterday on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after two teenagers were stabbed in a fight at the Whitgift Centre in Croydon town centre on Tuesday January 14.

Police investigating the stabbing of a 12-year-old boy outside Tesco Express in Whitehorse Lane, Selhurst, also arrested two teenage boys, both 15, on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm yesterday. 

The attacks were among five stabbings in Croydon within just eight days.

The fight at the Whitgift Centre left the 17-year-old with a punctured kidney and stab wounds in his back and the 16-year-old with a slashed cheek and wounded arm. Both have since been released from hospital.

The 12-year-old was stabbed during an apparent attempted robbery in which his attackers rifled through his pockets. 

Detectives are not currently linking any of the recent stabbings.

 

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