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Pictured: Lorry driver, 45, stabbed to death outside railway station as police arrest 27-year-old

A lorry driver stabbed to death outside a railway station in south-east London last weekend has been named as Vitali Skrypniak. 

The 45-year-old Ukrainian was stabbed in the chest outside Belvedere train station at around 10pm on Saturday, September 18.

The Metropolitan Police revealed today that a 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody. 

The force said in a statement: 'An investigation was launched after police were called to reports of a man found injured outside Belvedere Railway Station at 22:13hrs on Saturday, September 18.

'Despite the efforts of emergency services, Vitali Skrypniak, who was aged 45 and from Lviv Oblast in Ukraine, died at the scene.

Vitali Skrypniak (pictured), 45, from Ukraine, was stabbed in the chest outside Belvedere train station at around 10pm on Saturday, September 18

Police officers at the scene outside Belvedere railway station in Bexley after the fatal stabbing on September 18

Forensic teams were seen carrying out their investigations after Mr Skrypniak was stabbed outside Belvedere railway station

'A post-mortem examination held on Tuesday, September 21 at the Princess Royal University Hospital gave cause of death as a single stab wound to the chest.'

Mr Skrypniak's family have been informed of the development and continue to be supported by specially trained officers.

The area was immediately sealed off by police following the discovery of Mr Skrypniak's body last week. 

Forensic teams donning white protective gear were seen sweeping the cordoned off area for evidence. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call investigation room on 0208 345 3715 or 101 quoting CAD 7975/18Sep.

To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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