Two teenagers charged following stabbing at Goodmayes Station -
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Two teenagers have been charged in connection with a double stabbing at Goodmayes Station on the evening of Wednesday 31 January.
Police were called to the station at around 10.30pm after two members of rail staff were assaulted and subsequently stabbed following an altercation with two teenagers on the platform. Both remain in hospital at this time with injuries not believed to be life threatening.
A 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy from Dagenham, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have each been charged with two counts of Grievous Bodily Harm and possession of a bladed article. The pair were also charged with robbery in connection with an incident which occurred prior at a Tesco store in Goodmayes.
They have both been remanded and are due to appear at Highbury Youth Court, Friday 2 February.
Detective Inspector Paul Attwell from British Transport Police’s Major, Serious and Organised Crime Team, said: “We have stepped up patrols in the area to provide a visible reassurance to the public and those members of staff working on the rail network. Violence in any form will not be tolerated and we will act swiftly to ensure all those working and travelling on the rail network are safe.”