Police launch murder probe after man, 45, stabbed to death in Croydon – as suspect, 34, arrested


Police launch murder probe after man, 45, is stabbed to death in Croydon – as suspect, 34, is arrested nearby

  • Paul McCarroll was stabbed to death on Oaks Road in Kenley, yesterday evening
  • The 45-year-old was found with fatal stab wounds and died shortly before 7pm
  • A male suspect, 34, was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody 

A murder investigation has been launched in Croydon after a 45-year-old man died after being stabbed yesterday evening. 

The victim has been named as Paul McCarroll, and a 34-year-old man was arrested nearby on suspicion of murder.

Mr McCarroll and the arrested man are known to each other.   

Paul McCarroll, 45, pictured, was stabbed at a residential address on Oaks Road in Kenley, Croydon, yesterday evening

Met Police were called to reports of a stabbing at a residential address on Oaks Road in Kenley at 6.16pm on Friday, November 20.

The victim was found with fatal stab injuries and despite the efforts of emergency services, the man was pronounced dead at the scene at 6.50pm. 

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers.  

The victim was found with fatal stab injuries and despite the efforts of emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 6.50pm (Pictured: Flowers left on the pavement on Oaks Road, Kenley)

The victim was found with fatal stab injuries and despite the efforts of emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 6.50pm (Pictured: Flowers left on the pavement on Oaks Road, Kenley)

A male suspect, 34, who was known to Mr McCarroll, was arrested nearby on suspicion of murder and remains in custody. (Pictured: Google maps view of Oaks Road)

A male suspect, 34, who was known to Mr McCarroll, was arrested nearby on suspicion of murder and remains in custody. (Pictured: Google maps view of Oaks Road)

The suspect was taken to a south London hospital for treatment to a minor injury and then into custody, where he remains. 

Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command are investigating and a crime scene remains in place.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.   

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 020 8721 4005.

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