Murder investigation after man dies at Elizabeth line station in London

Harold Wood railway station in Havering is closed this morning while detectives begin a murder investigation.
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A man died this morning at an east London railway station after being found with "extensive injuries" by a member of injured by staff.

Harold Wood railway station in Havering is closed while British Transport Police (BTP) detectives launch a murder investigation.

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Officers were called to the station just after 4.30am on Tuesday (February 27) after the victim was found badly hurt and lying on the floor.

Officers attended, alongside colleagues from the Metropolitan Police Service and London Ambulance Service. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, despite their efforts.

A man has been arrested and remains in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Sam Blackburn said: "This act of unprovoked violence was despicable. The investigation remains in the early stages, and although though we are satisfied that this was an isolated incident the station will remain closed while we continue our enquiries.

"Anyone who witnessed the incident or is able to help us piece together the events leading up to it is asked to text 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference 53 of 27/02/24. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."