Kennington Tube stabbing: Two men seriously injured after ‘senseless’ attack

This was the second attack to take place on London’s transport network on Wednesday
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Two men are in a critical condition in hospital after a “senseless” stabbing attack in Kennington Underground station on Wednesday night.

This was the second attack to take place on London’s transport network on Wednesday. Hours earlier a passenger was stabbed on a busy train carriage near Beckenham Junction at around 4pm, in front of horrified onlookers.

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British Transport Police  and London Ambulance were called to Kennington station at 10.37pm after receiving reports of a member of the public being stabbed on the northbound platform.

Another man is believed to have been knifed as he “bravely” stepped in to try and stop the attack.

The attacker had left the area by the time police arrived.

The incident is not believed to be linked to the stabbing at Beckenham Junction. 

Detectives are conducting extensive enquiries and urge anyone with information to come forward. No arrests have been made.

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Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Paul Attwell said: “We understand that people will be worried by this senseless attack.

“Our teams have been working throughout the night, aided by CCTV footage, forensics and detailed accounts from witnesses at the scene.

“We believe that one of the victims was injured after bravely stepping in to try to prevent the attack.

“If you have information that could help us, we urge you to contact BTP by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference 728 of 27 March. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”