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Murder investigation launched after man found dead on bus in Marylebone

It is believed the man had travelled from Brent Cross

28 April, 2017 — By Alina Polianskaya

A man was found dead on the 189 bus at Gloucester Place near the junction of Dorset Square 

DETECTIVES have launched a murder investigation after a 48-year-old man was found stabbed to death on a bus in Marylebone.

Emergency services rushed to the bus stop in Gloucester Place at the junction with Dorset Square shortly after midnight on Friday (April 28). The man, who was found dead on the bus, is believed to have got on the 189 bus at Brent Cross at around 11.13pm the night before. There have been no arrests and the attacker remains at large.

Bartek Sidor, a builder in the area, described the crime scene on Friday morning. “When I came here in the morning to work, there was a tent and the bus was still here. There were lots of police around and you couldn’t get through. They told me a man died.”

Donal Collins, who was visiting a friend in Dorset Square said: “There were detectives inside the bus digging around. It’s weird, I’m from Ireland and nothing like this would ever happen there. This morning there were four or five policemen there and it was cut off so people couldn’t walk there.”

Gus Edmondson, who lives in the nearby, said: “It’s pretty surreal, this seems like a safe area most of the time. It’s alarming to think this sort of thing can happen on a bus.”

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, who is leading the investigation said: “I want to hear from anyone who was at Brent Cross bus station or who travelled on the 189 bus from Brent Cross towards the Marylebone area at around that time.

“It is crucial that we speak with any potential witnesses. Even if you do not believe you saw anything significant, if you were at the bus station at around 11pm or on the bus then please call the incident room.”

Witnesses or anyone with information that may assist the investigation should call the incident room on 020 8785 8099. Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via the  https://crimestoppers-uk.org website.

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