UPDATE: 60 year old man stabbed to death in Croydon is named

A 60 year old man has been stabbed to death in Croydon.

Police were called to Woodcroft Road in Thornton Heath, which is next to Croydon University Hospital, on December 23, at around 9.30pm and found the man suffering from multiple stab wounds.

The victim, since named as John Kennett, 60, was pronounced dead at the scene at 9.49pm.

DCI Harding said: “The victim was found injured in a residential street. While it is not a heavy footfall location, there may have been members of the public travelling through Woodcroft Road who sawsomething.

I urge those people to come forward and speak to my officers without delay.

“No matter how insignificant you think it may be please do make the call.

We are building the sequence of events leading up to and immediately following this attack which has led to a man’s death, your call could complete the picture.”

A 50-year-old male was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and taken into custody.

While in custody he became unwell and was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

Enquiries into the circumstances continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101, direct to the incident room on 020 8721 4205 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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