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Murder investigation launched after man stabbed at Plymouth station – Devon

A murder investigation has been launched after a man assaulted at Plymouth Station this morning has sadly died. 

Officers from British Transport Police (BTP) were called to the station at 10am this morning and attended alongside colleagues from Devon and Cornwall Police. 

Paramedics from the South Western Ambulance Service also attended and took a man in his forties to hospital for treatment, but despite their best efforts, the man died. 

An investigation involving detectives from BTP and Devon & Cornwall Police is now under way and the station has been cordoned off whilst investigations take place at the scene.

Senior Investigating Officer DCI Paul Langley, said: “This was an attack on a man in broad daylight at a busy station in Devon. 

"We are now working to identify the man and inform his family. 
 
“At this time, it is believed the two men knew each other and had an argument at the station, which resulted in one of the men assaulting the other. The victim was taken to hospital but he sadly died despite the best efforts of the medical teams.  

“We are now asking anyone who may have been at Plymouth station this morning and witnessed what happened to come forward and speak to us. Any information, no matter how small, could prove vital in our enquiries.

“Together with Devon and Cornwall Police, we will have extra officers in the area in the coming days, so please do speak to them if you have any concerns at all. Thankfully, assaults such as this are very rare and we are doing everything to establish what has happened.” 

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He was initially taken to hospital for treatment to a hand injury.  

Anyone with any information is asked to get in touch by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 159 of 08/08/2017. Alternatively, ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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