London Ambulance Service has issued a statement as a 15-year-old girl has died in Croydon after a stabbing.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Wellesley Road at around 8.30am this morning (Wednesday, September 27).

LAS sent three ambulance crews, an incident response office, an advanced paramedic in a car and London’s Air Ambulance to try and save her.

The girl was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called today (27 September) at 8:33am to reports of an incident on Wellesley Road, Croydon.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene, including three ambulance crews, an incident response officer, and an advanced paramedic in a car.

“We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.

“We treated a teenager, but very sadly, despite our best efforts, she died at the scene.”

A crime scene is currently in place as police carry out enquiries following the stabbing.

Chief Superintendent Andy Brittain, in charge of local policing, said: “Our immediate thoughts are with this young girl’s family who are facing the most tragic of news.

"Our officers are with the girl’s family to support them.

“I am in contact with the local community, who are clearly as concerned as we are about this tragic incident. I shall continue to update them throughout the day.

“My officers were immediately on scene to provide first aid and support paramedics.

"Acting on information provided to them, officers also worked closely with colleagues from across the Met and the British Transport Police to track a teenager in connection with the stabbing.

“I can confirm that an arrest was made at about 09:45hrs in the Croydon area.

“At this early stage we believe that he may have known her.

“A crime scene will be in place for some time, and I am grateful for the cooperation of residents.”