A murder investigation has been launched after a man died following a fight on a train.
Police are appealing for witnesses after Musse Tahill Warsame Warsame, was found unconscious at Raynes Park station on the 1.16pm Waterloo to Chessington service on Saturday, March 2.
He was taken to St George’s Hospital but died yesterday.
Detectives from the British Transport Police’s major investigations unit believe he was involved in a fight on a separate journey, less than an hour earlier, between Wimbledon and Raynes Park on the 12.24pm Hampton Court to Waterloo service.
The 24-year-old, known to friends and family as ‘Sammy’, was originally from Kingston and had been recently staying in Surbiton.
Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson, the senior investigating officer, said: “Our thoughts are very much with Sammy’s family at this acutely difficult and sad time for them and we will do all we can to try and answer the many questions they have about the circumstances leading up to his death.
“What we know at this stage is that Sammy was involved in an incident before he died, and whilst we work to establish the cause of his death, we’re appealing for anyone with information to come forward.”
A post-mortem examination will be carried out at 1pm today to formally establish the cause of Mr Warsame’s death.
Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 (quoting B5/LSA of March 4, 2012) or to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.