New Addington, Croydon – A brutal knife fight in New Addington, Croydon, has left the community in shock as two men were ambushed, leaving one fatally wounded and another injured. The tragic event unfolded in North Walk, following a chase through the streets of New Addington. The incident took place just after 6 p.m., prompting an immediate response from the authorities.
The victim, 20-year-old Bradley Hutchins, lost his life in the horrifying attack. He was found with fatal stab wounds at the scene. Another man, 19 years of age, was also discovered nearby with stab injuries and was swiftly transported to the hospital. Fortunately, his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Eyewitnesses described the assailants as knife-wielding individuals wearing balaclavas, indicating a premeditated attack. The violence seemingly escalated from a prior fight, underscoring the gravity of the situation.
Residents in the area have expressed their deep concern about the incident and its impact on the community. Police responded swiftly, raiding a house and conducting investigations to identify the culprits responsible for this heinous act.
Tributes have poured in for Bradley Hutchins, remembered as a “cheeky” and “lovable” individual. Flowers, balloons, and touching messages adorn the area as the community grapples with this tragic loss.
Detectives are urging witnesses to come forward and assist in their ongoing investigation. Review of CCTV footage and video doorbells is crucial to establishing the sequence of events and identifying those involved.
Superintendent Mitch Carr, from the South Area BCU, emphasized the need for community collaboration to combat violent crime. The investigation is ongoing, and the police have called on anyone with information to report it. They can call 101 or post @MetCC quoting reference CAD 6879/12Sep. To remain 100% anonymous, individuals can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. The community stands united in grief for Bradley Hutchins and is determined to bring justice to those responsible for this senseless act of violence.