British Transport Police (BTP) detectives have launched an investigation after a teenager was stabbed at Basildon train station.
Following the incident, which took place on Sunday, 24 June, a 25-year-old man from Grays was arrested at the scene.
Detective Constable David Bishop, investigating officer, said: “The victim, a man aged 18 from Basildon, was standing on the platform with two men around 11.15pm when a verbal altercation began with another passenger.
“A fight quickly ensued between the teenager and the other passenger who then stabbed the victim in the back with a pair of scissors.”
Essex Police officers were first on the scene and the suspect was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm (GBH). He has since been released on police bail due to return on Monday, 6 August.
The victim suffered only minor injuries as a result.
DC Bishop added: “Officers have already made several lines of enquiry into this incident, including seizing CCTV footage in and around the area to try and piece together what took place before, during and after the attack. We are particularly keen to speak to three male passengers who were sitting on benches on platform two and may have seen what happened. These passengers went on to board a Southend bound train.
“If you were at the station or saw anything that could help our investigation, please get in touch.”
Anyone with any information about the incident should contact BTP on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference B9/LNA of 29/06/2012. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Published by Jack Sullivan, 7:17pm Wednesday 4th July 2012