Kent

Man convicted of Knockholt railway track murder

Jamie Simmons Image copyright British Transport Police
Image caption Jamie Simmons was found guilty after a three-week trial at the Inner London Crown Court

A man has been convicted of murdering a 23-year-old whose body was found near railway tracks in Kent.

Jamie Simmons, 37, of Blackfriars Road, Southwark, killed Samir Draganovic after chasing him down the platform at Knockholt station on 5 November.

The pair were caught on CCTV running off the end of the platform before Mr Draganovic, from Croydon, was stabbed to death.

The victim's remains were spotted by a passing train driver the same evening.

Simmons, who was convicted at the end of a three-week trial at the Inner London Crown Court, is due to be sentenced on Friday.

Det Ch Insp Paul Langley, from British Transport Police, said: "Simmons tried to claim that he couldn't remember ever assaulting Draganovic but the court saw through his attempts to avoid justice.

"This was a brutal attack against a young man and appears to have been entirely random. Samir was simply on his way home."

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Image caption Jamie Simmons was captured on CCTV moments after stabbing Samir Draganovic to death
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Image caption Police released CCTV footage of Simmons as part of their investigation into Mr Draganovic's murder

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