Elephant and Castle tube: Two men ‘seriously’ injured after double stabbing inside station

Josh Salisbury (02 September, 2019) Crime

Commuters should expect closures of the station this morning as forensic enquiries take place, said police

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A 24-year-old is in a critical condition while a 25-year-old is also in a ‘serious’ condition after a double stabbing in Elephant and Castle tube station last night, (September 1).

Detectives have launched an urgent appeal for information about the double stabbing after discovering the two men seriously injured in a nearby street at around 11.30pm.

The tube station is likely to be shut ‘into this morning’, said officers, as specialist officers conduct forensic enquiries.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the double stabbing.

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

At this early stage, police believe there was an altercation between two groups of men inside the station, where the men were injured, before making their way out onto the street.

The Met Police also attended along with paramedics, and both men were rushed to hospital, where they are being treated for stab wounds.

“This was a shocking act of violence and we are working hard to establish the full circumstances behind what happened,” said Detective Chief Inspector Sam Blackburn of the British Transport Police.

“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 and it is here the victims sustained their injuries before making their way onto the street.”

Anyone with information should text police on 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 597 of 01/09/19.

Crimestoppers can be contacted completely anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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