Man stabbed on DLR train during rush hour at Stratford International station

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
The man was stabbed on board a DLR train at Stratford International Docklands Light Railway station (Geograph/stock photo)

A man has been stabbed during rush hour at the Stratford International Docklands Light Railway station, British Transport Police (BTP) have confirmed.

The victim, whose injuries are not life-threatening, was attacked shortly before 9am this morning during the busy rush hour.

BTP said officers were called to reports of a serious assault on board a DLR train just after 9am.

A spokesman said: ‘Officers are on scene now alongside paramedics from the London Ambulance Service,” a force spokesman confirmed.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has joined police to look for weapons in London (PA)

‘A man is being treated for injuries consistent with being stabbed, his injuries are not believed to be life threatening at this time.’

A cordon had been put in place while an investigation takes place. No arrests have been made.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said an ambulance crew, cycle responder and incident response officer were sent to the scene, where the man’s injuries were assessed but he was not taken to hospital.


The station is near Stratford Westfield shopping centre and is part of a busy transport hub.

The stabbing comes on the day that London Mayor Sadiq Khan joined police on a weapons sweep amid renewed concern over violent crime.

He was with officers in Thorton Heath, south London, this morning as they moved towards nearby Croydon town centre, scouring the area for hidden weapons.

Officers in Thorton Heath, south London, search for weapons (PA)

The operation came after Mr Khan hosted a cross-party summit on violent crime at City Hall on Tuesday, attended by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick and Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

Fears are growing over a recent spate of bloodshed in London where there have been more than 50 murders since the beginning of the year.

The Government has laid out a 114-page strategy to make Britain’s streets safe, including detailed sections on a range of possible factors including the emergence of social media and changes in the drugs market.

But ministers came under fire after it emerged that the review contained no analysis of any impact from reductions in the number of police officers.