Source: By RICHARD SPILLETT FOR MAILONLINE
Patient arrested on suspicion of murder after male nurse in his 60s is stabbed to death outside a mental health hospital
- Police were called to the hospital for the mentally ill yesterday afternoon
- A male nurse in his 60s had been stabbed and later died at the scene
- A 40-year-old, who was injured, has been arrested on suspicion of murder
A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a male nurse who was stabbed outside a mental health hospital in Croydon, south London.
Police were called to Southleigh Community Hospital yesterday afternoon and discovered a man in his 60s suffering stab wounds, who died at the scene.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘He was a member of staff at the hospital and his next of kin have been informed. We await formal identification.’
A 40-year-old man, who police believe was a patient at the facility, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.
Police outside a hospital in Croydon yesterday where a male nurse was stabbed to death
The facility is an independent 25-bed hospital for people with complex mental health problems
Albert D’Mello, who lives in a block of flats next door to the hospital, said a staff member had told him a nurse had died.
He said: ‘We didn’t have a clue what happened. All I saw were ambulances and police cars.
One of the nurses there was in the office and apparently one of the patients went in and just stabbed him to death.
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