United Kingdom: stabbing attack on a south London train, call for witnesses launched

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A call for witnesses was launched by British police after a man was seriously injured with a knife on Wednesday March 27 on a train in south London, United Kingdom, British media report.

A fight between two men

According to the first elements of the investigation, a fight broke out between two men on Wednesday around 4 p.m. local time, while they were boarding a train located at Shortlands station in Bromley, a city in greater London.

Images shared on social media show a man dressed entirely in black, with a mask on his face and a blade in his hand. Passengers who witnessed this brawl asked him not to take action.

The police went to the scene of the attack on Wednesday afternoon. Train traffic was disrupted until around 6:30 p.m. local time, according to Sky News.

According to the BBC, the injured man’s life-threatening condition was in jeopardy on Wednesday evening. Emergency services took care of him directly at the scene of the attack.

A “serious incident”

So far, no arrests have been made. British Transport Police reported a man “seriously injured” in a statement and assured that he had been taken to hospital in a trauma center in the British capital.

“We have been informed of a serious incident on board one of our services,” a spokesperson for South East London Trains said. “We are asking anyone with information to contact them immediately.”

“All our trains are equipped with CCTV and we will provide this footage to the British Transport Police to assist with their investigations,” the spokesperson added.

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