Shop smash latest…and witnesses sought to Church Road stabbing

Croydon council have written to managing agents of the empty shop on Church Road, Crystal Palace which was badly damaged in an accident at the end of March.

A Met Police spokesperson told News From Crystal Palace: “At approximately 06.37hrs on Saturday, 21 March police were called to reports of a car in collision with an empty commercial property in Church Road, SE19.

“Officers, London Ambulance Service, and London Fire Brigade attended the scene and discovered a man, aged 50s, suffering multiple injuries. “The man was taken to hospital by LAS. “Nobody was arrested.”

The shop is between the Yak and Yeti restaurant and a former candle shop premises.

A council spokesman said: “The council carried out emergency works to rectify immediate danger presented by 109 and 111 Church Road after the collision. “All further works are the responsibility of the building’s owners and we have written to their managing agents asking them to outline their estimated timescales. “We continue to monitor the effect the traffic measures put in at the site are having.”


In an unrelated incident police say officers were stopped by a male at approximately 19:12hrs on Monday, 25 May on Church Road, Upper Norwood stating he had been stabbed.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson told News From Crystal Palace: “London Ambulance Service were called and the victim, aged in his early teens, was taken to hospital. His condition is not life-threatening.

“Another teen was arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent and later bailed to return on a date in mid June. “Enquiries continue.”

Witnesses/ those with info – please call 101 ref CAD 7599/25MAY20.

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