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Passenger stabbed on train to Canonbury after onboard row

PUBLISHED: 20:44 10 April 2012

British Transport Police want to speak to this man in connection with a stabbing between Dalston Kingsland and Canonbury stations

British Transport Police want to speak to this man in connection with a stabbing between Dalston Kingsland and Canonbury stations

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A passenger was stabbed on a London Overground train last week.

The 36-year-old man was knifed after getting into a row with another passenger last Wednesday, April 4, at about 9.30pm.

Transport police have released CCTV images of a man they want to track down in connection with the incident.

Det Con Tony Gittins, of British Transport Police CID, said: “A man, seen having a heated phone conversation, boarded at Dalston Kingsland before accidentally colliding with the victim, a 36-year-old from Kentish Town.

“This led to a verbal altercation before the victim walked away. However, the suspect followed him before pulling out what is thought to be a knife.

“A struggle ensued, with the victim receiving three wounds to his upper body. The man then left the train at Canonbury, the next station, before making off.”

He added: “This was a violent attack and although incidents like this are rare on the rail network, we are taking it very seriously.

“We’ve been able to quickly seize these very clear CCTV images and I’m urging anyone who recognises this man to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference B5/LNA of 10/04/2012. They can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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