Elephant and Castle closed: Tube station shut as police launch murder investigation following double stabbing

Two arrested after late night knife attack at south London tube station

Elephant and Castle station is closed following a late night knife attack
Elephant and Castle station is closed following a late night knife attack

A murder investigation has been launched after a 24-year old was stabbed to death at a Tube station in south London.

The victim was injured during a fight between two groups of men at Elephant and Castle Underground station in south London just before 11.30pm on Sunday.

On Monday, British Transport Police said that the 24-year-old had died from his injuries in hospital.

It is the 92nd homicide in the capital so far in 2019.

A second man, aged 25, who was also hurt and remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder over the fight.

Police are calling for any witnesses to come forward.

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

“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.”

Elephant and Castle station is likely to be closed for a period during the early morning while forensic examinations take place, police said.

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Keylin Tejeda, 32, from Elephant and Castle, said one of the victims was a regular customer from her shop El Monte.

She said: “I was coming from a restaurant with my partner around 11 and when we were passing by we saw him lying down. I could see who he was, I saw him.

“The ambulance [team] were operating on him on the floor.”

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