BREAKING Horsley train murder: Man arrested after dad knifed to death; A woman has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
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The suspect being sought over the stabbing of a man on a train in Surrey has been arrested along with another person, British Transport Police said.
The victim, 51, was on the 12.58 from Guildford, in Surrey, to London Waterloo when he suffered the fatal injury in front of terrified commuters.
He had been travelling with his 14-year-old son yesterday, who is also believed to have witnessed his father's murder.
Police say the suspect left the train at Clandon station and headed in the direction of Dedswell Drive. The train then pulled into Horsley station.
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Supt Paul Langley, of British Transport Police, said in a statement last night: "Tragically, as a result of this stabbing, a man believed to be 51 years old, was pronounced dead on board the train. Early indications suggest he received multiple stab wounds to his body.
"What we know, at the moment, is the victim boarded the train at around 1pm at London Road station in Guildford, along with his 14-year-old son.
"Traumatically, the victim's son would have been nearby when his father was fatally wounded.
"We know that the suspect also boarded the service at London Road station, however... we do not believe they are known to each other."
South Western Railway passenger stabbed on train near Horsley station
Police said he is a black man, in his 20s to 30s, 6ft tall and of slim build with a beard, believed to be dressed in black, with white trainers.
Officers remained in Clandon and Horsley as they tried to trace the culprit. A police helicopter circled overheard last night as the hunt for the knifeman continued.
One train passenger last night praised rail staff, saying: "I was on this train, how those guards and especially that train driver went into action was nothing short of incredible."
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Witnesses said punches were thrown and the victim was then stabbed in the neck.
One woman passenger, who asked not to be named, said: "There was a lot of blood everywhere in the carriage. I don't think the poor chap stood a chance.
"The police who were here first started to give him CPR but it was apparently too late to save him and he died while the train was in the station."
The victim's body was seen being carried over the station footbridge by police and morgue workers.
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Police remained at the scene last night
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The killer is still on the run
Superintendent Paul Langley has described the incident as a "violent and deadly" attack
The victim's 14-year-old son is thought to have witnessed his father's murder
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The victim and attacker got on at London Road, the killer then fled at Clandon and the train was stopped at Horsley
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|Date:||Jan 5, 2019|
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