A 16-year-old boy has been murdered at a packed London train station. Louis Johnson was stabbed to death in a violent attack that lasted 40 seconds on Monday afternoon.
He came into East Croydon station at around 4.30pm through the Ruskin Square ticket barrier, and was attacked minutes later.
British Transport Police said that while he was on the overbridge in the station, he met someone who immediately pulled out a knife and stabbed him.
Emergency services were called at around 4.45pm, but despite the efforts of medics, including an air ambulance team, he died.
The boy's family have been told, and are being supported by police. No arrests have yet been made.
Police said there will be increased patrols in and around the station on Tuesday.
Anyone with information can contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 395 of 27/01/2020, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.