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Elephant & Castle: murder investigation launched after double stabbing

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Detectives investigating a double stabbing at Elephant & Castle on Sunday night which left one man dead and another injured have issued an urgent appeal for witnesses to come forward.

The British Transport Police says that shortly before 11.30pm officers were called to Elephant & Castle station after two men were found seriously injured in the street nearby.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police also attended alongside paramedics, and the two men were taken to hospital by ambulance.

A 24-year-old man died in hospital on Monday morning as a result of his injuries.

A 25-year-old man remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Their families have been informed and are currently being supported by specially trained family liaison officers.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder in relation to the incident and remain in police custody where they are being questioned today.

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.

"I would urge anyone who hasn't already spoken with police to get in touch with us as soon as possible by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 597 of 01/09/19. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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