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Man arrested in Farnham over train murder

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Man arrested in Farnham over train murder

Published at 7:33am 5th January 2019. (Updated at 8:32am 5th January 2019)

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the stabbing on a London-bound train from Guildford. 

It emerged last night that the victim man in his 50s was stabbed "multiple times" on board the train, near Horsley Station,  at around 1pm yesterday afternoon. 

The pair had boarded the 12.58 service from Guildford to London Waterloo at London Road Station. 

Officers detained a man on suspicion of murder at a property in Farnham at around 6am this morning.

A 27-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

 

Horsley Station murder
Police say an fight "lasting three minutes" broke out in the moments beforehand.

 

DCI Sam Blackburn from British Transport Police, said:

This is a fast moving investigation and I am pleased that overnight we were able to arrest a man following a huge amount of police enquiries."

“The investigation is moving with good progress and we are now confident to say that this is not believed to be a random assault.

"In the moments leading to the violent killing, both men appeared to be involved in an altercation lasting three minutes.

“Nothing justified the extraordinary violence that followed, and we are concentrating our efforts on the on-going investigation.”

Family liaison officers are supporting the family of the 51-year-old male victim, whose teenage son was present when he was stabbed multiple times.

A post-mortem exam is scheduled for early next week.

DCI Blackburn, added:

“We are continuing our appeal for information and I would urge anyone who was on board the train to contact us as soon as possible.

"Even if you did not witness the assault, it is vitally important we speak with you. Likewise, if you have any dashcam footage of the Clandon area after 1pm yesterday afternoon, we would like to hear from you.”