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London train stabbing: Teenager appears in court charged with attempted murder

A 19-year-old man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a man on a train in south London.

Rakeem Thomas was also charged with possession of an offensive weapon.

British Transport Police received reports of two men fighting between Shortlands and Beckenham stations shortly before 4pm on Wednesday.

Thomas, of Beckenham, appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Saturday wearing a grey jumper.

He spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth. The case was sent to the Old Bailey where he will appear on 26 April.

Thomas has been remanded into custody before his next court appearance.

The alleged victim, who is in his 20s, was taken to hospital where police said on Thursday he was in a "critical but stable condition".