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20-year-old killed in “senseless” and totally unprovoked attack – Hillingdon, west London

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A man who died in an unprovoked stabbing at Hillingdon station, has today been named as 20-year-old Tashan Daniel. 

Officers were called to Hillingdon London underground station at 3.58pm yesterday afternoon, after reports of a fight on the station platform. 

Paramedics were quickly on scene, and alongside police officers and members of the public, attempted to save Tashan. However, despite their best efforts he very sadly died on board a Tube carriage. 

Overnight, detectives have conducted a number of enquiries to trace those responsible for his killing. There have not yet been any arrests at this time.

It is currently believed that Tashan and a friend were waiting for a London-bound Piccadilly Line train, as they were heading to an Arsenal football match. Two other men then entered the station. 

The two unknown men then provoked a fight with the victim and his friend – at one point, one of the suspects pulled out a knife and stabbed Tashan.

Both suspects then left the station in the direction of Auriol Drive, where they were seen by other members of the public. A knife was recovered nearby. 

DCI 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.” 

Anyone with information can contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 382 of 24/09/2019. 

Or you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 
Update at 3.25pm on 25 September: Tashan's family are releasing a photo of him. 

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