A man in his fifties has reportedly been stabbed to death on a train between London and Guildford this afternoon. Police were called to Horsley station in Surrey at around 1:15pm on Friday afternoon after a “serious assault”.
British Transport Police (BTP) said that the man suffered a “fatal stab wound” and died at the scene. Officers are on the scene at investigating.
“The victim suffered a fatal stab wound and despite the best efforts of officers and paramedics, he sadly died at the scene.
“A number of officers are now in the Clandon area, attempting to identify and trace the man responsible for this assault. No arrests have been made at present.”British Transport Police spokesperson
A search is underway for the suspect who is currently on the run. The BTP believe both the suspect and the victim boarded the train at 1:01pm at London Road, and they think he departed the train at Clandon Station. It is not clear if they knew each other.
Officers are currently with the victims family and officers are stationed at Horsley and Clandon.
“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.”Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson
Anyone who witnessed the incident or with any information should contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 – quoting reference 210 of 04/01/19.
Or you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
This is a breaking news story, and is being updated with new information.