Two men have been convicted of murder after a man was stabbed to death in Croydon and another was seriously injured, still needing treatment 10 months on.

On Tuesday, September 12, police were called to reports of people fighting on North Walk in New Addington.

Shane Canavan, 23, and his half-brother Joshua Langley, 28, both from Purley, carried out the attack in a row over a fight that had taken place days before.

Police have established that Shane Canavan was in a fist fight with Bradley and another man a few days before the stabbing.

Canavan initiated this attack, but no one had been seriously hurt.

However, Canavan could not let it go and “went out looking for the two victims with a knife”.

When the 23-year-old found himself outnumbered by the pair and some of their friends, police have said “he called for back-up” and his half-brother Joshua Langley also arrived.

28-year-old Langley arrived with a knife and was wearing a balaclava.

The group then fought with Bradley and the other victim using makeshift weapons.

However, both were stabbed multiple times.

The two victims managed to make their way to New Addington’s London Ambulance base which was not far from the scene.

London Ambulance Service paramedics and London Fire Brigade crews tried to save Bradley’s life, but he died shortly afterwards from a stab wound in his chest.

The other victim has survived, despite sustaining serious injuries which continue to need treatment to this day.

At the scene of the stabbing, police found a crowbar, a monkey wrench, a knife and a balaclava.

Canavan was arrested on September 16 and Langley the next day.

Both were charged on September 18 and remanded in custody.

The pair were found guilty on Monday, July 8 at Woolwich Crown Court of the murder of 20-year-old Bradley Hutchins and wounding with intent another 19-year-old man.

They will be sentenced on Tuesday, August 6.

Detective Inspector Matt Read, who led the investigation, said: "Our thoughts first and foremost today are with Bradley's family following the utter devastation they have suffered.

“Not only did they lose Bradley in awful and unnecessary circumstances, but they had the additional suffering of another relative being seriously injured too.

“He continues to be treated for his injuries to this day.

"We were quickly able to identify Canavan and Langley as being responsible for this terrible attack.

“We established that Canavan had been involved in a fist fight with Bradley and the other man a few days prior in which he had been the aggressor but had come off worse.

“Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt then.

"Canavan however could not let it go and went out looking for the two victims, this time with a knife.

“When he found himself outnumbered by the pair and some friends he called for back-up in his half-brother Langley, and he himself also arrived with a knife and wearing a balaclava.

"A fight then ensued in which Bradley and the other victim fought back with makeshift weapons. However, they were both stabbed multiple times."

Bradley’s family said: “We are obviously very happy with today’s verdict and are glad that these two men will now be off the streets where they can’t hurt anyone else.

“We are grateful to everyone who has helped to bring about this conviction today.

“In reality though it is no victory to us as we have lost our son and brother.

“Bradley was the best son a Mum could ask for - he was always happy, forever smiling and was known by so many people for his kindness, always willing to help others.

“He will be forever remembered as our hero.

“Bradley was yet another young person killed in a senseless attack with a knife - more has to be done to address knife crime, to save lives and to prevent another family from being shattered by the devastating loss of someone they love.

“No parent should ever have to experience the loss of a child.”