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BREAKING: Man Stabbed To Death On Train Bound For London

Police are appealing for information.

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A passenger was stabbed to death in what police are calling a “shocking and violent attack” on a packed Surrey train.

Officers were called to the South West Trains Service from Guildford to London Waterloo just after 1pm on Friday.

Police say the suspect departed the train at Clandon station and have launched an appeal for information.

Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson from British Transport Police, said: “This was a shocking and violent attack which took place on-board a train in broad daylight. Officers from BTP are with the family and have deployed a specially trained family liaison officer to support them through this difficult time.

“We know that this was an incredibly frightening incident for passengers travelling on the train. We believe that the suspect and victim boarded the train at London Road at 1.01pm and we would encourage who was on this train to come forward regardless of whether or not they think they can help our investigation. We believe the suspect departed the train at Clandon station.

“Passengers and members of the public can expect to see an increased presence by BTP and Surrey Police officers at Horsley and Clandon as our enquiries continue.

“We would advise anyone in the local area who sees anyone they think maybe the suspect to contact 999 immediately.”

A statement on the SWT website said: “We have been informed that the police are dealing with an incident between Clandon and Horsley.

“Until the police have carried out their investigations the line between Guildford towards Effingham Junction is currently blocked.”


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