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Thursday, 30 December, 1999, 14:20 GMT
Murdered man was Albanian refugee

Passengers fled the train during the fight


A man stabbed to death on the platform of a Kent railway station was an Albanian refugee, police have said.

The 28-year-old man, who has not been named, was found by police officers who were called to a disturbance at Gravesend station, Kent, on Tuesday afternoon.

Two other youths were injured. All three were taken to Joyce Green Hospital, Dartford, Kent, where the most seriously hurt died.

The dead man was from northern Albania. He had been staying in Southend, Essex for two months.

Detectives have contacted Interpol to help contact the man's family in Albania.

The fight started outside Tesco in New Road, Gravesend, at 1.50pm on Tuesday and continued on a train at the station.

Witnesses were reported to have fled the train as those involved fought with knives in the aisles.

The fatally injured man was found on a platform after the train driver called for help.

Police have been interviewing 14 witnesses and are studying CCTV footage.

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