Oxford Street stabbing: Man knifed to death in broad daylight as second man arrested

A man has been stabbed to death in broad daylight near London’s Oxford Street.

Officers were called at around 11.40am on Monday to reports of a stabbing in Poland Street, the Metropolitan Police said.

Both London Ambulance Service and an air ambulance rushed to the street in the capital’s busy Soho district, but the victim – whose identity remains unconfirmed – was pronounced dead 40 minutes later.

A man has been arrested, according to Scotland Yard.

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The force’s statement said: “At 11:40am on Monday, August 15 police were called to reports of a stabbing in Poland Street, W1.

“Officers attended with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

“A man was found with stab wounds. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services he was pronounced dead at the scene at 12.20pm. His identity has yet to be confirmed.

“A man has been arrested in connection with the incident.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said the service sent an ambulance crew, a paramedic in a fast response car and an incident response officer to the scene, while London’s air ambulance was also dispatched.

“Our first paramedic arrived in less than seven minutes,” the spokesperson said. “Despite the best efforts of our teams, the patient sadly died at the scene.”

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