A 22-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder, following the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man in Croydon.
Police have also now named the victim as Tai Jordan O’Donnell, from Croydon – though formal identification has yet to take place.
Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 12.12pm on Wednesday, March 3, to Alpha Road.
Officers attended and found 19-year-old Tai suffering a number of knife wounds to his legs. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12.17pm.
His family have been notified and are being supported by specialist officers.
As a murder investigation continues, the Met Police has released a statement calling for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
Homicide Detective Chief Inspector Mick Norman leading the investigation said:
“Although we haven’t yet had a formal identification we are confident that the deceased is Tai Jordan O’Donnell from Croydon who was just 19 years old.
“While our enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident continue our thoughts are with Tai’s family and friends who are, no doubt, struggling to come to terms with what has happened.
“It is too early to speculate regarding any potential motive.
“Despite the fact that an arrest has been made, I am very keen to hear from anyone who has information and hasn’t yet spoken with officers.
“I understand that some people may be reluctant to speak directly to police. If that is the case please contact Crimestoppers where you won’t even be asked for your name.”
The 22-year-old female suspect was arrested on Thursday (March 4) and remains in custody at a south London police station.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is urged to call the incident room on 0208 721 4005, 101 or tweet @MetCC with the reference CAD2875/3MAR.
To remain 100% anonymous please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers_uk.org where you will not be asked your name and your IP address will not be recorded.