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Man charged with murder of Croydon hospital nurse

Patrick Clarke Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Patrick Clarke died from a stab wound to the chest

A man has been charged with the murder of a nurse at a private hospital in south London.

Patrick Clarke, 68, was stabbed several times at Southleigh Community Hospital in Brighton Road, South Croydon, on Tuesday.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

Jimmy Jedson, 40, of Brighton Road, Croydon, is in custody and due before Bromley Magistrates' Court on Monday.

A spokesman for Southleigh Community Hospital said: "We are greatly saddened to confirm that a member of staff lost his life following an incident in the hospital.

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Image caption Patrick Clarke was stabbed multiple times at Southleigh Community Independent Hospital

"Our deepest sympathies are with his family, friends and colleagues. He was a valued and respected member of staff who will be deeply missed."

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