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A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an investigation into a stabbing on board a train towards Beckenham junction station. A knife has also been recovered.

Police were called to Beckenham junction station just before 4pm on 27 March following reports of a fight on board a London bound train between Shortlands railway station and Beckenham.

British Transport Police attended, alongside London Ambulance Service and Metropolitan Police and a man in his twenties was taken to hospital. He is in a critical but stable condition and his family are being supported by specialist officers.

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, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

By Ed

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