Peckham Rye station closed following sixth fatal stabbing in London in six days

Telegraph Reporters

A man has died after being stabbed at Peckham Rye station in south east London.

The man, in his 20s, is understood to have been involved in an altercation at the station at 3.15pm on Friday afternoon.

The station is currently closed and a crime scene in place following the assault which is believed to have happened when a row broke out. 

A local shopkeeper described seeing two men in their early twenties arguing for about fifteen minutes before the attack.

He did not witness the stabbing itself but it is understood that while both men were getting held back – as people in the area realised what was about to happen – one of the men broke loose and stabbed the victim, he told Southwark News. It is understood he was stabbed in the torso.

A Met Police spokesman said: "We were called to reports of an altercation at Peckham Rye at 15.15pm and found a man in his 20s with stab wounds.

"London Ambulance attended but he was pronounced dead at 15.51pm."

Police have made no arrests so far and appealed for information.

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