Woman fighting for life and man injured in hammer attack in Croydon

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A woman is fighting for her life and another man has been left injured in a suspected hammer attack in Croydon.

Police were called to a house on Alpha Road shortly after 7.20am on Wednesday and found the pair seriously wounded.

The woman, 37, had been attacked in the head with a hammer and was taken to hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

Police also found a man, 25, who was also wounded in the assault.

Another man, aged 34, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder.

He is currently being treated in hospital and police said it is thought he will survive.

According to the Met, detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and all three people are believed to have known each other.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call Croydon police on 101 or via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.


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