The Metropolitan Police Service

04/13/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/13/2024 11:56

Victim named in Croydon murder

A murder investigation continues following the murder of a 22-year-old man in Croydon.

The investigation was launched after police were called at around 18:00hrs on Friday, 12 April to reports of a man who had been stabbed in Fellmongers Yard, Croydon.

A number of members of the public attempted to provide first aid, before police, 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 and the deceased can be named as Rijkaard Salu Siafa from Croydon.

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.

"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.