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Male nurse is stabbed to death outside a mental health hospital

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

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.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3589180/Man-arrested-male-nurse-50s-stabbed-death.html#ixzz48cAPwO63

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