A man was stabbed in the chest outside a Dominos in Croydon on Monday evening (October 24).
Croydon police officers were called to Domino’s Pizza of Russell Hill Road, following a stabbing at around 7.40pm.
Emergency services found an unnamed man in his twenties with a stab wound to the chest. The man was then taken to a south London hospital where he remains in a critical but stable position.
An anonymous witness of the crime told local newspaper, Croydon Advertiser: “There were a lot of police and someone was in an ambulance when I walked past. They have put stuff in evidence bags and there was lots of blood inside and on the windows.”
A spokesperson for Domino’s Pizza told East London Lines: “A member of the public entered our store yesterday evening and requested help with an injury. The store team members called the emergency services and helped the affected person until the police and ambulance arrived. We are assisting police with their inquiries.”
According to Metropolitan Police crime figures the total number of crimes in the borough has increased by over 250 attacks since September last year, with Violence Against the Person taking the largest portion of reported crimes at 879
In response to the increase of crime numbers over the last year, a spokesperson from Croydon Council said: “We are working in partnership with the police to tackle violent crime in Croydon, to help protect the public and prosecute offenders.”
The spokesperson added that they “are also working with our education teams, community and faith groups, to encourage people to come forward and report their concerns.”
According to a Metropolitan Police statement no arrests have been made and inquires into the stabbing are ongoing.