Two separate knife attacks over the weekend in Croydon have left one man dead and two injured.
The first incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning on Croydon High Street. Police were called to the area outside the Ship pub at 2am following an attack.
Twenty-five-year-old Chris Isted was pronounced dead at the scene and another man was taken to hospital with stab wounds. He is in a stable condition. A 30-year-old man was arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of murder. Police have said the attack was not gang related.
The second assault took place on Sunday morning around 10:30am outside the Hampton by Hilton Hotel on Dingwall road.
Witnesses report seeing one man chasing another into the hotel foyer following an altercation outside. A 19-year-old was taken to hospital with a stab wound to the face. Two males and three females were arrested.
The wounded teenager was not seriously hurt and was later arrested on suspicion of affray and released on bail.
The five people arrested remain in custody on suspicion of assault.
Croydon has been hit by hundreds of knife attacks in recent years, giving the borough the reputation of being a knife crime hotspot.
By Tomas Jivanda