Two arrested in Essex train stabbing inquiry

Detectives investigating the stabbing of a rail ticket inspector at East Tilbury station, Essex, have arrested two people.

British Transport Police arrested a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy on Sunday in Tilbury, two days after the incident on a C2C train.

The males were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

The inspector, 42, needed three stitches to the stab wound and was released from hospital on Saturday.

He had asked two males without tickets to leave the 20:20 Southend Central to London Fenchurch Street train at East Tilbury.

The pair got off but one returned and stabbed him in the back.

Police had earlier released CCTV images and asked witnesses to contact them.

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