Police have been granted extra patrols in Croydon after being called out to "aggressive" party-goers and a knife-wielding man on the early hours of Sunday morning.

At around 2.15 am today ( May 16), officers were called to reports of a "man with a knife" and a large gathering in the area of Watteau Square.

Police attended and found a man suffering knife injuries at the scene.

A spokesperson for Met Police said: "Officers responded to calls about a party in progress and reports of a man with a knife in the area of Watteau Square.

"A large group who had been at a nearby party became aggressive towards police, including throwing missiles at officers. Further police officers attended to safely deal with the casualty and disperse the group.

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"The injured man, aged around 20 years, has been taken to hospital. His condition is not life-threatening.

"A Section 35 dispersal order was authorised overnight for the Broad Green ward to allow officers to continue working to keep people safe.

"Everyone involved had dispersed by around 0330hrs. No officers reported injuries.

"There will be additional police patrols in the area on Sunday evening.

"There has been no arrest at this stage."

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101 quoting reference 1076/16may.

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