Man stabbed to death in 'shocking and violent attack' on train heading to London
Police have launched a manhunt to identify the suspect
A man has been stabbed to death while travelling on a train service to London Waterloo station.
Police and ambulance services were called to Horsley station, Surrey around 1:15pm after reports that a man had been stabbed on board the 12.58pm South Western train service travelling between Guildford and London Waterloo on Friday afternoon.
He received medical attention but the efforts of police officers and paramedics died at the scene, police confirmed.
Officers are now attempting to identify and trace the man responsible for the assault in and around the Clandon area. No arrests have yet been made.
Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson, of British Transport Police, said: “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.
“Passengers and members of the public can expect to see an increased presence by BTP and Surrey Police officers at Horsley and Clandon as our enquiries continue.
“We would advise anyone in the local area who sees anyone they think maybe the suspect to contact 999 immediately.”
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.