A 20-year-old football fan has been stabbed to death as he waited for a train in London to watch Arsenal play Nottingham Forest at the Emirates on Tuesday night.
Tashan Daniel was reportedly waiting at Hillingdon tube station just before 4pm with a friend when two men, believed to be unknown to the victim, allegedly provoked a fight with him before one of them pulled out a knife.
Despite being attended by paramedics and police officers, along with a member of the public, Daniel tragically died on board a tube carriage.
Detective Chief Inspector, Sam Blackburn, Senior Investigating Officer, said: “Tashan was an upstanding young man. He had only just celebrated his 20th birthday and was heading into London to watch Arsenal play. He did not deserve to lose his life during this senseless attack.
“His family are completely broken by this news and we are doing everything we can to offer them support. Over the coming days we will have extra officers on patrol in the Hillingdon area, and detectives are in the local area today, speaking with residents.
“I am also appealing for anyone with information to get in touch. We know both men fled the scene in the direction of Auriol Drive. I would ask anyone who saw anything suspicious to get in touch.
“Likewise, we’d be keen to speak with any motorist with dashcam footage from the Auriol Drive or outside Hillingdon station at approximately 3.45pm to 4pm yesterday.”
Det Supt Gary Richardson added: “This was a shocking act of violence which has seen a man tragically lose his life this afternoon.
“While we are at the early stages of our investigation, we believe a group of young men were involved in an altercation on the platform before one of the men received a fatal stab wound.”
Anyone with information can contact British Transport Police by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 405040 and quoting reference 382 of 24/09/2019.
You can also ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.