Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Croydon
Police were called at around 22:30hrs on Thursday, 24 April, to reports of a man stabbed in Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon.
Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended the location.
A 52-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers believe they know his identity, but await formal identification. Next of kin have been informed.
A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place this afternoon at Croydon Mortuary.
A 23-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and currently remains in custody at a south London police station.
At this early stage of the investigation detectives are not actively seeking anyone else in connection with the murder and there is nothing to suggest at present that the victim and the suspect were known to one other.
The Homicide and Major Crime Command is investigating and incident room has opened Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Gwyn.
Anyone with information that may assist police should contact the incident room onÂ 0208 721 4805Â or Crimestoppers anonymously onÂ 0800 555 111.