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04/09/2015 15:01 BST | Updated 04/09/2015 15:59 BST

London Victoria Station Death: Richard Powell Killed After Serious Assault

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously injured and later died following an incident at London’s Victoria Station.

Richard Powell, 39, of Higham, Kent, suffered serious head injuries in the incident on Saturday, 1 August, and died three days later at St Thomas’ Hospital.

Detectives from British Transport Police’s Major Investigation Team have been pursuing several lines of enquiry and are now launching a public appeal for witnesses to come forward.

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Richard Powell died three days after he was assaulted at London Victoria Station

Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson, leading the investigation, said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed an altercation involving three men on the main concourse of Victoria mainline station at approximately 7.35pm on Saturday, 1 August. Any information, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, could prove crucial to the investigation.”

A 21-year-old man, from south London, was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm (GBH) and was subsequently released on bail, pending further enquiries.

BTP officers will be at Victoria station on Saturday 5 September appealing directly to members of the public. In additional to distributing information leaflets, they will also be using Bluetooth technology to alert passengers at the station to the appeal via their handheld devices.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference S/B9 of 20/08/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.