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A man stabbed on board West London train

By Aliyah Butt

A 30-year-old was stabbed by a 16-year-old on the Ashford to Hounslow service.

The attacker was a 16-year-old boy from Hither Green and has been charged with wounding with intent and threatening a person with a blade.

The victim was treated on board a train travelling from Ashford to Hounslow and taken directly to the hospital where the doctors said his injuries were not life-threatening. The young offender remains unnamed due to legal reasons but is due to appear in court.

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In relation to this attack, a woman and man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH but no further information has been given regarding them.

As this happened in a public environment, officers urge the public to come forward with any evidence or witness statement that may help with the case. “Enquiries are underway, but it is believed the stabbing happened on board a service travelling between Ashford and Hounslow,” British Transport Police said.

Nineteen-year-old Brunel student Irfan Khalid said that “to avoid young people meddling around with knives or even getting involved with these types of things, the government should invest in creating more youth centres and activities that may help guide younger people. Knife crime shouldn’t be as common as it has become and there should be a way to avoid the whole concept itself.”

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