A third teenager is fighting for their life after it emerged there had been multiple stabbings this afternoon in Croydon within less than two miles of each other.
At 4.13pm emergency services were called to Elmwood Road in Croydon.
A man, believed to be aged 18, was found with a stab injury. He was taken to hospital in a critical but stable condition.
One man was arrested nearby on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.
The Air Ambulance landed in the grounds of the nearby school.
In Church Street in the town centre two teenagers were rushed to hospital after a knife fight left two with stab injuries.
Police are awaiting an update on one of the victims and have said the other teen’s injuries have been assessed as being non life threatening.
The fight broke out on Church Street in Croydon in the vicinity of McDonald’s with police receiving multiple calls at 5.25pm to reports of a large group of youths fighting.
There has been at least one arrest and an extensive crime scene is in place.
Last month a knife arch was installed in the fast food chain in Church Street to help police crack down on violent crime.
The arch had been installed as part of Operation Cleveland which aims to tackle violent crime crime in the area following a spate of stabbings.
The Met said it was working in conjunction with the fast food restaurant on Church Street in Croydon “to aid in the issues seen in the area”.
Paramedics were quickly on scene of this latest incident in Church Street and the road was cordoned off by police (pictured).
A section 60 order granting police additional stop and search powers has been authorised from 7.15pm to 6am tomorrow.
This latest violence comes just two days after a teenager was taken to hospital on Saturday afternoon after a knife attack outside Nando’s on Croydon High Street.
The victim’s condition was assessed as non life threatening and enquiries are continuing. A section 60 order was also put in place after that incident.