London station on lockdown after rush-hour stabbing – police at scene

A London station has been cordoned off after reports of a stabbing – with emergency services at the scene.

Paramedics were sent to East Croydon following the incident shortly after 4.30pm on Monday.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: "We're currently on scene at East Croydon station following a report of a stabbing.

“A cordon is in place while officers and paramedics respond.

“At this time, rail services are not disrupted. We'll share more information shortly."

An eyewitness added: “I was passed by someone with a machete when walking up to East Croydon station, as I reached the top of the stairs there was blood everywhere and a lad slumped in the ticket office by the barriers.

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"It didn't look great, staff and security were on hand."

An air ambulance has landed nearby in Park Hill Park.

Caithness Walk, the path up to the station from Dingwall Road roundabout, is reportedly cordoned off.

Train services through the station do not appear to be affected by the incident.

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A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called to an incident at East Croydon Railway station today (†waJanuary 27) at 4.34pm.

“We have sent a number of resources including two ambulances, a medic in a response car, an advanced paramedic, an incident response officer.

"We have also sent London’s Air ambulance. Crews remain on scene.”

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