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Operation Thorpe the murder of Leroy Mitchell

Appeal for information relating to the murder of Leroy Mitchell on 02/10/2021


Detectives are investigating the murder of Leroy Mitchell on 02/10/2021 at Birdhurst Road.

On 2nd October 2021, at approximately 04:51hrs, police were called to a car park off of Birdhurst Road, Croydon. A house party was taking place at an address that backed on to the car park. The party continued until the early hours of the morning and was attended by numerous people. During the course of the party, Leroy Mitchell was shot and died at the scene.

Officers are asking people in the following areas on Saturday 2nd October 2021 to check dashcam footage.

Birdhurst Road

Birdhurst Rise

Coombe Road

Croham Road

Or mobile phone footage for any content that might have been captured at the party.

Leroy's exact movements (within the party) prior to his murder, remain unclear. It is believed that there were multiple witnesses and it is likely that many of these people have knowledge/footage from the nights events. 

Police are urging people to come forward to assist with the investigation.


Contact Information

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8785 8244. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crime stoppers 0800 555 111 or online