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Woman, 64, stabbed multiple times in George Street, Croydon

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A 64-YEAR-OLD woman was stabbed multiple times in Croydon town centre yesterday.

Police were called to a premises in George Street at 6.30pm yesterday to reports of a stabbing where they found a woman with multiple stab wounds.

The Advertiser understands the stabbing took place in offices above Croydon Carers' Support Centre.

The woman was taken to a south London hospital and her condition is not believed to be life-threatening. London Ambulance Service and air ambulance attended the scene.

A man was arrested a short time later on suspicion of attempted murder and is in custody at a south London police station. It is believed the attacker and victim are known to each other and no one else is wanted by police.

A spokeswoman for The Whitgift Foundation, which runs the carers centre, said the 'domestic' incident had taken place in one of the offices they let out to local voluntary carer organisations above the unit.

The spokeswoman added: "Police are currently investigating the situation and we are helping them with their enquiries whilst supporting staff and colleagues. We anticipate that the centre will be open tomorrow."

Groups that moved into the centre last October include the Foundation's Carers' Information Service, Young Carers Project, Rethink, Croydon Neighbourhood Care, Crossroads Care South Thames, Horizon Care and welfare association, Youth Counselling Croydon, Parents in Partnership and Croydon Mencap.

Detectives from Croydon CID are leading the investigation. 

Woman, 64, stabbed multiple times in George Street, Croydon


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