January 27, 2020
A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death at a busy train station in south London during rush hour.
Croydon Stabbing: Man Dies In Rush Hour Knife Attack At South London Train Station
British Transport police said emergency services were called at around 4.45pm on Monday following reports of a knife attack at East Croydon station.
Despite the efforts of paramedics, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
A police cordon is in place near to Ruskin Square as police investigate.Heartbroken by the news that a young person has lost their life tonight in central Croydon. Our first thoughts are with the family and friends who are facing what nobody ever should. I pay tribute to the work of the emergency services and station staff for their efforts. (1/2)— Sarah Jones MP (@LabourSJ) January 27, 2020This brutal loss of a young life is another reminder that tackling violence must be our highest priority at every level of government and across our communities. I will not stop campaigning on this until our children are safe on our streets. (2/2)— Sarah Jones MP (@LabourSJ) January 27, 2020Detective superintendent Gareth Williams from British Transport Police, said: “Clearly this was a deeply shocking incident, outside a very busy transport hub in Croydon. Tragically, a young man has lost his life tonight and I know this will be heart-breaking news for his family.
“We have now launched a murder enquiry and I am urgently appealing for any witnesses to get in touch. We believe the assault happened near the back entrance to East Croydon station near Ruskin Square, shortly after 4.30pm.
“If you were in the area and witnessed any altercation, please contact us as soon as possible.
“Alongside the Met, throughout the evening, we’ll be increasing our patrols in the East Croydon area and we have authorised additional Section 60 Stop and Search powers.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 395 of 27/01/2020. Or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. This is a breaking news story and will be updated. Follow HuffPost UK on Twitter here, and on Facebook here.Related... Three Dead After Stabbings In North East London Jaden Moodie Murder: Teen Who Stabbed 14-Year-Old Boy To Death In Gang Dispute Jailed For Life Boy, 14, Arrested Over Fatal Stabbing Of Teenager In Bristol
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