Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was stabbed at Beckenham Junction.

At around 3.56pm on 27 March, British Transport Police received reports of two men fighting while boarding a train at Shortlands railway station. A man sustained serious injures consistent with being stabbed.

Officers attended, alongside colleagues from the Metropolitan Police Service and the London Ambulance Service, and the victim was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Enquiries are ongoing and there have been no arrests so far.

The victim remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries. His family have been informed.

Assistant Chief Constable Allan Gregory said:

“This is an incredibly concerning incident which took place in front of other passengers in broad daylight.  Overnight and into Thursday, there will be an enhanced police presence at stations in the area as officers continue to carry out extensive enquiries.

We do not believe that there is any risk to the wider public. However, we are urging people to come forward with any information that may help us. Please text 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 397 of 27 March.”

To report anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is not part of the police but an independent charity working to stop crime around the UK.

By Ed

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