Teenager arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after train stabbing

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing on board a moving train yesterday afternoon.

A knife has also been recovered.

The victim, a 20-year-old man, remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition, the BTP confirmed in an update.

His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

The stabbing took place at around 4pm on a train traveling between Shortlands and Beckenham, towards London Victoria.

The London Ambulance Service said it sent ambulance crews, an incident response officer and London’s Air Ambulance to the scene.

A spokeswoman said: “We treated a man at the scene before taking him to a London major trauma centre.”

Officers will continue to patrol the area and across the network to reassure the public, the BTP said.

Superintendent Darren Malpas said: “We understand the concerns of the public following this incident and our detectives have been working tirelessly to investigate. I hope this arrest will bring some reassurance to those on the rail network.

“High-visibility patrols will continue in the area and across the network as a visible reassurance to the travelling public.

“Any witnesses who are yet to get in touch are urged to do so by calling 0800 405040 or texting 61016 quoting reference 397 of 27 March. 

“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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