Horsley train murder – man and woman arrested by police after dad, 51, stabbed to death in front of teenage son

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a dad was stabbed to death on a London train.

The 51-year-old suffered multiple stab wounds during the horror on the South Western Railway train near Horsley at around 1.15pm yesterday.

The suspected attacker then fled the train after it stopped in Clandon, Surrey.

British Transport Police has now confirmed a man was arrested on suspicion of murder in the early hours of this morning.

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

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.”

The family of a 51-year-old man, who’s teenage son was nearby when he was stabbed multiple times, are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers. A post mortem examination is scheduled for early next week.

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