Police at the scene in Poland Street after this morning’s stabbing (Picture: PA)
A man was stabbed to death in a side road near London’s Oxford Street this morning in broad daylight.
Police were rushed to the scene at around 11.40am this morning and found the victim with knife wounds.
Paramedics were sent, including via an air ambulance, but they were unable to save him, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene 40 minutes later.
A man has since been arrested, and the Metropolitan Police have insisted there is no risk to the wider public.
Police officers were seen in Arirang, a Korean restaurant on Poland Street, and also went into Flannels, a clothes shop on Oxford Street.
The victim’s identity is yet to be confirmed, the force added. It brings the total number of homicides in the capital so far this year to 57.
Poland Street is a turning off Oxford Street, which is one of the busiest shopping areas in Europe.
The road turns off from Oxford Street – one of the busiest shopping districts in Europe (Picture: Metro .co.uk)
A man has been arrested (Picture: BBC)
The motive behind the attack is not yet clear (Picture: PA)
Police have cordoned off the side road while they investigate (Picture: PA)
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It attracts tens of thousands of visitors per day, and runs into Soho, another busy area known for its nightlife.
A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘We were called at 11.36am today to reports of a stabbing in Poland Street, central London.
‘We sent an ambulance crew, a paramedic in a fast response car and an incident response officer to the scene.
‘We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance. Our first paramedic arrived in less than seven minutes. Despite the best efforts of our teams, the patient sadly died at the scene.’
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