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A murder investigation has been launched after a young man was stabbed to death during rush hour at East Croydon railway station.

Metropolitan Police officers were called at 4.45pm on Monday, British Transport Police (BTP) said.

Two ambulances, two paramedics in response cars, an advanced paramedic practitioner, an incident response officer and London’s Air Ambulance were sent to the location.

Police officers stand outside East Croydon railway station
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Police officers stand outside East Croydon railway station
A police van and officers near the scene of the stabbing
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A police van and officers near the scene of the stabbing

The young man was pronounced dead at the scene, a London Ambulance spokeswoman said.

Detective Superintendent Gareth Williams said: “Clearly this was a deeply shocking incident outside a very busy transport hub in Croydon.

“Tragically, a young man has lost his life tonight and I know this will be heartbreaking news for his family.

“We have now launched a murder inquiry and I am urgently appealing for any witnesses to get in touch.

“We believe the assault happened near the back entrance to East Croydon station near Ruskin Square, shortly after 4.30pm.”

Teams from BTP and the Met Police will be increasing patrols in the East Croydon area throughout the evening and Section 60 stop and search powers have been authorised for the borough.

A forensic officer near the scene where a young man was stabbed at East Croydon station
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A forensics officer near the scene of the death

Rail services and Tramlink into East Croydon were not disrupted by the incident and continue to run as normal.

Police are urging witnesses with information on the incident to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 395 of 27/01/2020, or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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