One man has died and at least nine others were injured in a stab wave in parts of south London

Police were called on four reports of knife wounds in Croydon, Chislehurst and Wandsworth on Friday evening

None of the knife wounds are linked by detectives, but the Metropolitan Police said additional officers would be deployed in south London

The Met said none of the nine wounded were now in a life-threatening condition, adding that two people had been arrested

One of two men reportedly injured on property on Wisbeach Road in Croydon was found dead at the scene shortly after 8:00 p.m. GMT

The witness, who asked not to be named, said, “There was blood everywhere, it looked like it had been cut in the leg and they were trying to stop the bleeding

The other attacks are being investigated by officers from the South Area Basic Command Unit, the Met said

These include a man who was stabbed to death at 6:56 p.m. on Chapman Road in Croydon and four men who were hospitalized with stab wounds after a fight on Penwortham Road in Wandsworth

Two other men, both in their thirties, also went to the hospital after being stabbed to death just before 9:00 p.m. in Jay Gardens, Chislehurst

Police are also investigating the sting of a man in his forties who was found wounded on Dingwall Road at 9:12 pm

The victim has since been arrested on suspicion of the affair, and a 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and remains in custody, the Met added

Gold Commander Ade Adelekan said: “While the work continues to examine the motivations and circumstances surrounding these four incidents, I can say that they are being treated as isolated

“This doesn’t make this series of violent incidents any less shocking, however, and I understand that residents in and around the areas where these incidents have occurred are rightly concerned”

Labor MP for Croydon North Steve Reed said in a tweet that the “absolutely terrible news” was “destroying our community”

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