Croydon Stabbing: Teenager Dies In Rush Hour Knife Attack At South London Train Station

Photo taken with permission from the twitter feed of @Smurphy2404 showing police outside East Croydon station, after a young man was stabbed during rush hour at the south London railway station. (Photo: PA Media)

A murder investigation has been launched after a teenager was stabbed to death at a busy train station in south London during rush hour.

British Transport Police said emergency services were called at around 4.45pm on Monday following reports of a knife attack at East Croydon station.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has been named as Louis Johnson.

Detective superintendent Gareth Williams from British Transport Police, said: “Clearly this was a deeply shocking incident, outside a very busy transport hub in Croydon. Tragically, a young man has lost his life tonight and I know this will be heart-breaking news for his family.

“We have now launched a murder enquiry and I am urgently appealing for any witnesses to get in touch. We believe the assault happened near the back entrance to East Croydon station near Ruskin Square, shortly after 4.30pm.

“If you were in the area and witnessed any altercation, please contact us as soon as possible.

“Alongside the Met, throughout the evening, we’ll be increasing our patrols in the East Croydon area and we have authorised additional Section 60 Stop and Search powers.”

London mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted that he was “deeply saddened” by the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 395 of 27/01/2020. Or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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