Killer on run after man, 23, stabbed to death in ‘London restaurant’

A 23-year-old has been stabbed to death reportedly inside a London restaurant this evening.

The man tragically died shortly before 8pm in Elephant & Castle in Southwark.

No arrests are yet to be made and the suspect is still at large. The victims family have been informed.

According to MyLondon, a “tall man wearing a motorcycle helmet” burst into a restaurant and attacked the victim.

The publication reported that police were seen putting witnesses into cars to take them away to be interviewed.

A forensic tent has been set up outside of a restaurant and a police cordon is in place.

A man who is thought to be a friend of the victim told MyLondon the victim had been “given the restaurant” by his parents.

Ian said: “We just got called an hour ago. I just saw a video on Snapchat.

Emergency services were called shortly before 8pm

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“He was like a brother and my right hand man.

“Not long ago he lost his friend the same way. His friend was 18.”

A police spokesman said: “At 19:46hrs on Tuesday, 14 December police were called to reports of a stabbing in Hampton Street, SE1.

“Officers attended with medics from the London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance.

“Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, a 23-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A police cordon has been put in place

A police cordon has been put in place

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“His next of kin have been informed and an investigation is under way.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information about what took place, should call 101 giving the reference 6908/14DEC.

“Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”

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