East Coast train evacuated after passenger stabbed

Hundreds of people were evacuated from an East Coast train in Lincolnshire after a passenger was stabbed.

British Transport Police (BTP) and Lincolnshire Police were called to Grantham Station just after 1430 BST to reports of a stabbing.

A 37-year-old man suffered head injuries in the attack, which happened on the 1400 BST London to Aberdeen service, a BTP spokesman said.

About 400 passengers were evacuated and transferred to another train.

A 33-year-old man, from Glasgow, has been arrested on suspicion of wounding.

East Coast trains said some services had been delayed or disrupted.

Police said the victim was treated at the scene by paramedics and his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

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