Croydon murder: 22-year-old stabbing victim named as Rijkaard Salu Siafa

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Members of the public tried to provide first aid before police and paramedics arrived, but despite their efforts Rijkaard died at the scene.

The victim of a fatal stabbing attack in south London has been named as 22-year-old Rijkaard Salu Siafa.

The Met Police were called at around 6pm on Friday April 12 to reports of a man who had been stabbed in Fellmongers Yard, Croydon.

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Members of the public tried to provide first aid before police and paramedics arrived, but despite their efforts Rijkaard died at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed and specialist officers continue to support the family.

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

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Rijkaard Salu Siafa was fatally stabbed in Croydon on April 12Rijkaard Salu Siafa was fatally stabbed in Croydon on April 12
Rijkaard Salu Siafa was fatally stabbed in Croydon on April 12 | Met Police

Det Ch Insp 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 that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.

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

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

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“Local 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.