Breaking News: Man dies after Elephant and Castle double stabbing as other victim fights for his life

Katherine Johnston (02 September, 2019) Crime

Two arrested men are being questioned in custody

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A murder investigation has launched after one of two men stabbed in Elephant and Castle last night has died.

British Transport Police said the 24-year-old died this morning in hospital.

His family has been informed and is being supported by specially-trained family liaison officers.

The other victim, aged 25, remains in hospital in a “serious condition”.

Both were found shortly before 11.30pm last night (Sunday, September 1) in a street near Elephant and Castle tube station

Officers say two men were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder. They are currently being questioned in custody.

It is believed the attack happened inside the tube station after a fight.

Detective Chief Inspector Sam Blackburn said: “This was a shocking act of violence and we are working tirelessly to identify and trace those responsible.

“While the investigation is still at an early stage, at this time we believe there was an altercation between two groups of men inside the Underground station it is here the victims sustained their injuries before making their way onto the street.

“We have a number of reassurance patrols in the area today so passengers can expect to see an increased police presence on their journey.”

Anyone with information should call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or, to remain anonymous, call Crimstoppers – the charity independent from police, on 0800 555 111.

Elephant and Castle station, and local bus stops, have reopened.

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