A man died this afternoon after he was stabbed in a ‘shocking and violent attack’ on board a South Western Railway train.
British Transport Police officers were called to Horsley station at 1.15pm today after a man was stabbed on the 12.58pm train service from Guildford to Waterloo.
The victim was treated by paramedics and police but died at the scene.
British Transport Police believe both the suspect and victim boarded the train at London Road station in Surrey at 1.01pm.
After the stabbing, the suspect departed the train at Clandon station, approximately four minutes before the train arrived in Horsley.
Multiple officers are currently in the Clandon area attempting to find the suspect, but no arrests have been made.
Rail services are currently suspended between Guildford and Effingham Junction as emergency services remain at the scene.
South Western Railway has warned trains to and from Waterloo are expected to be disrupted until 9pm this evening.
British Transport Police have opened a murder investigation into the attack and officers are with the family of the victim.
Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson said: “This was a shocking and violent attack which took place on-board a train in broad daylight.
“We know that this was an incredibly frightening incident for passengers travelling on the train.
“We would encourage anyone who was on this train to come forward regardless of whether or not they think they can help our investigation.”
Police are urging anyone in Clandon who believes they see the suspect to call 999 immediately.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the British Transport Police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40.
Feature image credit: Stephen McKay.