Knife fiend who repeatedly stabbed victim and sprayed ‘acid’ at him

Knife fiend who repeatedly stabbed victim and sprayed ‘acid’ at him in fight on suburban London train is being hunted by police

  • CCTV shows thug pull out large blade before he stabbed victim multiple times  
  • Police say he also sprayed ‘noxious substance’ at the man in the large brawl 
  • The fight erupted after the train left Twickenham and ended at Strawberry Hill  

This is the moment a man pulled out a large knife before stabbing his victim and spraying ‘acid’ at him during a violent row on a train.

Detectives investigating a serious violent disorder at Strawberry Hill station in south-west London, today released CCTV footage of the incident.

A large fight erupted on board a South Western Railways service travelling between Twickenham and Strawberry Hill just before midnight on February 18.

During the brawl, a man produced the blade and stabbed the victim multiple times and also sprayed a noxious substance at him. The fight ended when the train arrived at Strawberry Hill station.

Paramedics and police attended and the victim was taken to hospital but thankfully his injuries were not life threatening.

The man can be seen pulling out the large knife on the train. He stabbed his victim multiple times and police say he sprayed a ‘noxious substance’ too 

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Since this incident, officers have been unable to trace the man responsible for this violent disorder and subsequent assault and are looking for people to come forward with information on the man in the clip. 

Officers are looking for any information on this man relating to a brawl on the train

Detective Sergeant Michael Blakeburn from British Transport Police: ‘This was an extremely violent fight and the victim in this case was lucky not to sustain any life threatening injuries.

‘I am looking to hear from anyone who can help us identify the man responsible for this shocking violence. If you know who he is then please get in touch with us as soon as possible.

‘We will not tolerate violence of this kind on the railway network and we are working hard to investigate. 

‘Thankfully, incidents such as this are incredibly rare and we police a CCTV rich environment which provides us with invaluable evidence in prosecuting offenders.’

Anyone with information should contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 619 of 18/02/2018. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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