A statement from The Rt Revd Dr Rosemarie Mallett, Bishop of Croydon:

“This is deeply sad and devastating news. Our hearts are with Elianne’s family, and all affected during this time. We pray that efforts to reduce crime and serious youth violence are doubled to put an end to such tragedies affecting our young people. Our Croydon church communities continue to offer space for prayer and reflection for those impacted.”

Our churches remain open and we continue to welcome those who wish to pray, light a candle, pay their respects or sit in quiet reflection. Churches across Croydon will be remembering Elianne and her family in their services.