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Barking station stabbing: Man knifed in front of horrified Tube passengers at east London station

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A man has been stabbed in front of horrified onlookers at an east London rail station.

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Witnesses told how the violent scenes unfolded on a Tube train at Barking station before the suspect fled when the doors opened.

Police and paramedics were scrambled to the scene shortly before 11.30pm on Wednesday.

The victim, whose age was not immediately clear, suffered a stab wound to his abdomen, officers said.

He was rushed to hospital. His condition was not known.

Eye-witness Charlotte Maher said: “Just witnessed a stabbing on the Hammersmith and city line at barking station. 

“Passenger alarm pulled and a brave gentleman tripped the individual with the knife up.”

In a tweet, she added: “Suspect appeared to flee along the platform after the doors were opened, the injured individual also fled.”

The station was closed after the incident.

British Transport Police (BTP) were appealing for witnesses to come forward.

In statement, the force said: “It appears a male has received a stab wound to his abdomen.

“The victim was taken to hospital, where he is being treated for his injury.

“Officers investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses to get in touch.”

It was not clear whether any arrests had been made and the Standard has approached BTP for further information.

Anyone with information should contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 685 of 20/02/2019.

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