Two victims have been taken to hospital following a “senseless” stabbing in south London just hours after another knife attack on a train in Beckenham.

Police were called to Kennington station shortly after 10.30pm last night (Wednesday, March 27) to reports of a member of the public having been stabbed on the northbound platform.

By the time police arrived the suspect had left the area.

London Ambulance Service also went to the scene and took the injured victims to hospital where they remain in critical but stable condition.

Police have said that one of the people injured is believed to have stepped in to try and prevent the attack.

British Transport Police has confirmed that the incident is not thought to be linked to the stabbing at Beckenham Junction earlier that same day.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward.

No arrests have been made at this stage.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Paul Attwell said: “We understand that people will be worried by this senseless attack.

“Our teams have been working throughout the night, aided by CCTV footage, forensics and detailed accounts from witnesses at the scene.

“We believe that one of the victims was injured after bravely stepping in to try to prevent the attack.

“If you have information that could help us, we urge you to contact BTP by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference 728 of 27 March.

“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “At 10.37PM on 27 March 2024, British Transport Police received reports of a member of the public being stabbed on the northbound platform of Kennington station. 

“Officers attended alongside colleagues from the Metropolitan Police.

“However, the suspect had left the area.

“The London Ambulance Service also attended and the injured victims were taken to hospital, where they remain in a critical but stable condition.

“The incident is not believed to be linked to a stabbing at Beckenham Junction earlier on the same day.

“Detectives are conducting extensive enquiries and urge anyone with information to come forward.

“No arrests have been made.”