Croydon victim of fatal stabbing is named

The 22-year-old victim of suspected murder in Croydon on Friday evening has been named as an investigation continues into his death.

Rijkaard Salu Siafa, who is from Croydon, was stabbed to death in Fellmongers Yard.

Police were called at around 6pm to the scene of the crime, where a number of members of the public attempted to provide first aid, before London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance arrived at the scene.

Despite their efforts, the man died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed. Specialist officers continue to support Rijkaard’s family.

A 20-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder, and remains in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Lee, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, leads the investigation, and said: “Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Rijkaard’s family and friends, who are coming to terms with his death following this shocking incident.

“This loss has ripped an irreparable hole in their family and I would ask their privacy is respected at this difficult time.

“I would also like to thank those members of the public who rushed help Rijkaard in the immediate aftermath.

“If you saw events unfold but have yet to contact police, then I would ask you do so immediately.

“Residents will continue to see an increased police presence around the area of Fellmongers Yard – if you have any concerns, please speak to one of them.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or ‘X’ @MetCC and quote CAD6022/12Apr. You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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