Two arrested over murder of aspiring athlete at London Underground station

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering an aspiring athlete at a London Underground station.

Tashan Daniel, 20, was fatally stabbed at Hillingdon Underground Station on September 24 after being attacked while he was on his way to an Arsenal match.

British Transport Police have arrested a 21-year-old man from Uxbridge and a 19-year-old man from Wembley over the murder, while an 18-year-old woman from West Drayton was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

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Police have arrested two men on suspicion of murdering Tashan Daniel, 20, who was stabbed at Hillingdon station last month (PA)

All three remain in police custody for questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Sam Blackburn said: “We have been working around the clock to trace those responsible for Tashan’s death and this is a positive step in the ongoing investigation.

“I’d like to thank Tashan’s family for their patience and strength and once again extend our deepest condolences to them. They are continuing to be supported by specially trained family liaison officers.

“I know the local community and many people across the country have been truly shocked by this senseless and unprovoked killing, and we will continue to work tirelessly to make sure those responsible face justice.”

Police previously said Mr Daniel, who hoped to become an international 200m sprinter, was with a friend when two other men provoked a fight, during which the 20-year-old was knifed in front of horrified passengers.

Witnesses reported seeing blood and a person performing CPR on the victim as the Underground station was evacuated in the wake of the stabbing.

Members of the public as well as paramedics and police officers tried to save the aspiring athlete, but he died on board a Tube carriage.

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