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Car 'driven into crowd' after stabbings outside Croydon pub

By Nikkie Sutton

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Stabbed: reports stated people were stabbed outside the Croydon pub
Stabbed: reports stated people were stabbed outside the Croydon pub

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A car collided with a crowd of people outside a Croydon pub following a fight which saw multiple people stabbed, police have confirmed.

The Metropolitan Police were called to the Man on the Moon pub in New Addington after reports of fighting among a large crowd gathered outside in the early hours of Sunday (4 September) morning.

Initial police reports said multiple people had suffered stab injuries in a fight, after which a vehicle that was allegedly involved in the incident made off from the scene, colliding with a number of people in the crowd outside.

Following the incident, two people were taken to hospital and three men were subsequently arrested.

Police

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “On Sunday 4 September, police were called at approximately 1.10am to reports of a fight outside Man on the Moon public house and a large crowd gathering.

“On arrival, officers found a man who had suffered stab wounds, he was taken to hospital. His injuries are not life threatening and not life changing.

“A woman who had been in collision with a car suffered minor injuries was also taken to a south London hospital. At this time no other people have come forward and reported injuries."

Victims

The statement continued: “A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and has been taken into custody at a south London police station where he currently remains.

“A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray and has been taken into custody at a south London police station where he currently remains.

“A second 23-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence and has been taken into custody at a south London police station where he currently remains.”

The Morning Advertiser ​contacted the pub but the licensee was unavailable for comment.

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