London horror as train station staff member stabbed sparking evacuation | UK | News

Photos of the scene show multiple squad cars parked outside after the station was closed shortly before 2pm. South Eastern Railway said services will not resume “until further notice”. Reports on social media say the victim was knifed in the shoulder. 

One shocked witness said they saw someone bleeding while passengers filed into the station. 

They said: “Yup stabbing at Bromley South station. Took them long enough to close the station though.

“Someone’s bleeding and they still let public in. Why?”

Another woman said there were “sirens going off everywhere.”

British Transport Police (BTP) said a teenage boy had been arrested in connection with the incident. 

A spokesperson for the force told MyLondon: “British Transport Police were called at 1:09pm, 31 May, to Bromley south station following a report that a member of railway staff had been assaulted.

“Officers are in attendance and a teenage boy has been arrested.

“A member of staff has been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.”

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“We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre as a priority.” 

South Eastern Railway said they expect Bromley South station will remain closed until 6pm. 

They tweeted: “UPDATE: #BromleySouth is exit only to allow police to safely complete their work at the station following an incident earlier.

“Passengers travelling from Bromley South will need to uscal buses to get to an alternative station. We expect this to go on until at least 18:00.”

The shocking attack happened in front of members of the public on what is the hottest day of the year so far. 

Trains, tubes and buses were packed with people making their way to and from the open spaces, pubs and restaurants. 

Londoners flocked to parks and green spaces on Monday as temperatures soared to 23C.

And he highest recording of the year so far was put at 24.6C in Kinloss, northern Scotland. 

It toppled a previous high set for 2021 which was 24.5C at Kew Gardens on March 30.

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