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Police appeal for help over knife row at Highbury and Islington tube station

Online footage shows altercation at Victora Line stop

04 January, 2018 — By Samantha Booth

POLICE are appealing for information after a video showing a man brandishing a knife during a row at Highbury and Islington tube station on New Year’s Day went viral.

The footage, shared on Facebook and viewed nearly 200,000 times, shows a man holding a knife then a fight on a Victoria Line platform shortly after 6am on Monday.

British Transport Police (BTP) said a 51-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon. A knife was recovered. The man has since been released under investigation. In a statement, BTP said: “Officers are working hard to establish the full circumstances leading to this incident.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 184 of 01/01/2018. Alternatively, ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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