Oxford Street stabbing: man stabbed to death in busy London street

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Emergency services found a man with multiple stab wounds just yards from Britain’s busiest shopping street.

A man has been stabbed to death amid crowds near London’s famous Oxford Street in the middle of the day.

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Officers rushed to Poland Street in Soho at 11.40am today (Monday 15 August) after reports of a stabbing.

A man was stabbed in Polenstrasse

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Police and paramedics discovered a man with multiple stab wounds.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 12.20pm.”

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A man was stabbed to death on a street off Oxford Street in central London. Photo: Getty

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that a man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

The London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance also attended the incident, with the first paramedic arriving in less than seven minutes.

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In a statement, the London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 11.36am today (15 August) to reports of a stabbing in Poland Street, central London.

“We dispatched an ambulance crew, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, and a dispatcher to the scene.

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“We also dispatched the London Air Ambulance. Our first paramedic arrived in less than seven minutes.

“Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of our teams, the patient died at the scene.”

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A video posted to Twitter by BBC Radio London Travel confirmed that Poland Street was cordoned off after the stabbing.

Poland Street is a side street just off Oxford Street and is a busy shopping and tourist area.

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