Police investigate south London stabbings

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British police are investigating at least five separate serious violent incidents in south London, including a fatal stabbing, but at this stage there is no suggestion they are all linked.

Police say nine other people were injured late on Friday and officers on patrol had been granted additional stop-and-search powers in the Croydon area until Saturday morning.

Metropolitan Police Detective Superintendent Nicky Arrowsmith said there had been "a number of needless and completely abhorrent violent altercations, including one that has tragically resulted in a loss of life".

Additional resources were deployed from the Violent Crime Taskforce and Territorial Support Group to deter and prevent any further violence, she said.