Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death at Strawberry Hill Station – meaning that all lines between Twickenham and Teddington are blocked.

Trains are currently not calling at the Strawberry Hill Station and disruption is expected to continue until the end of the day.

Services that run through these stations will be cancelled or delayed – according to National Rail.

British Transport Police (BTP) were called to the Strawberry Hill railway station on January 8 just before midnight and found a man in his 20s seriously injured.

London Ambulance Service and the Metropolitan Police also attended and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

His injuries were described as serious and “consistent with being stabbed”.

A spokesperson for National Rail said: “The police are dealing with an incident between Twickenham and Teddington. Whilst this takes place, all lines between these stations are blocked.

“Due to the nature of the incident the area is currently under control of the Metropolitan Police and we have been asked not to run any trains between these stations until further notice.

“Strawberry Hill is closed and will have no train service.”

You can use your train ticket, at no additional cost to you, on the following services:

  • TfL London Bus via any reasonable route
  • 57: Kingston – Norbiton – Raynes Park - Wimbledon
  • 65: Kingston – Richmond – Kew Bridge
  • 111: Kingston – Hampton Court – Hampton
  • 131: Kingston – Norbiton – Raynes Park - Wimbledon
  • 216: Kingston – Hampton Court – Hampton – Sunbury – Ashford (Surrey) - Staines
  • 281: Hounslow – Whitton – Twickenham – Fulwell – Teddington – Hampton Wick – Kingston – Surbiton – Tolworth
  • X26: Heathrow - Teddington – Kingston – New Malden

Police were also called to Alexander Close on January 8 after reports of another tabbing at 11.56pm.

London Ambulance Service also attended and found a 16-year-old boy with a slash to his leg.

He was taken to hospital where his condition was found not to be life-threatening.

Police are now treating the two incidents as related.

Four men have since been arrested and remain in custody – including the 16-year-old who was injured in Alexander Close.

Anyone with further information that can help police should call 101 and request to submit a report via British Transport Police with reference to 630/ 8 Jan - re Strawberry Hill and 7168/ 8 Jan - re Alexander Close.

Detective Chief Inspector Sam Blackburn said: “This is a senseless act of violence which has seen the tragic death of a young man.

“This investigation remains in the early stages and the station will remain closed while we continue our enquiries.

“I urge anyone with information that may help us piece together the moments leading up to this to contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 630 of 08/01/24. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."