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Plumstead teenager stabbed on train between Deptford and Westcombe Park
A 17-YEAR-OLD boy was stabbed on a packed train between Deptford and Westcombe Park yesterday (April 16) evening.
British Transport Police were called at around 7pm following reports of a disturbance between a group of youths on the train.
The victim, from Plumstead, had been seen arguing onboard with a group of three other black youths, who boarded at Deptford and are described as being in their late teens to early twenties.
Upon arrival at Westcombe Park, police officers discovered the victim with a number of stab wounds. A weapon was recovered from the tracks, but police say it is not yet clear whether it was the one used to attack the victim.
The youth was treated by London Ambulance Service paramedics at the scene before being taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich. He was later transferred to King’s College Hospital in Denmark Hill before being discharged.
A 21-year-old man from Peckham has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in connection with the incident and remains in police custody.
Detective Inspector Ashley Cooper of British Transport Police said: "As part of our enquiries we’ll be looking at establishing a full picture of the circumstances, including looking at what took place before, during and after this incident.
"We know that there were around 200 to 300 passengers onboard the train at the time and are confident that someone will have seen this incident take place. If you did, we’d like to hear from you."
Anyone with information should call police on 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.