Monday 2 September 2019 11:23 am

Police launch murder probe after Elephant and Castle Tube station stabbing

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man died following a stabbing at Elephant and Castle Underground station last night.

A 24-year-old man died in hospital this morning as a result of his injuries, British Transport Police confirmed this morning. A 25-year-old man remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Police were called to the scene shortly before 11.30pm yesterday after the two men were found seriously injured in a nearby street following an altercation in the Tube station.

The men were treated for stab wounds before being taken to hospital. The Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service also attended.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder in relation to the incident and remain in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Sam Blackburn said: “This was a shocking act of violence and we are working tirelessly to identify and trace those responsible.

“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.

“We have a number of reassurance patrols in the area today so passengers can expect to see an increased police presence on their journey.”

British Transport Police appealed for witnesses to get in touch by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 597 of 01/09/19. Alternatively members of the public can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.