CCTV shows ‘shocking’ knife fight on train

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Shocking CCTV footage has been released showing a late-night knife fight on a train.

The brawl erupted on a South Western Railway service between Twickenham and Strawberry Hill in south-west London.

During the fight, one man repeatedly stabbed another with a knife and sprayed a noxious substance at him.

Other passengers looked on as the disorder took place shortly before midnight on February 18.

A screengrab of footage of the attack
BTP released footage of the attack (BTP/PA)

Paramedics and police attended the scene, and the victim was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The attacker has not been traced by police.

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

Footage from the train video
The incident happened on a train in south-west London in February (BTP/PA)

“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 is urged to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 405040 quoting reference 619 of February 18. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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