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Oxford Street stabbing: Murder investigation launched after teen knifed in broad daylight
8 August 2020, 21:14
A murder investigation has been launched after a teenager was stabbed to death in London's West End.
Police were called to Market Place at 5.38pm to reports of an assault on August 8.
Officers found a male, aged in his late teens, suffering from a stab injury.
Police said he was taken to a central London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7.33pm.
His next of kin have been informed, but he has yet to be formally identified.
Detectives have launched a murder probe and are appealing for witnesses and information.
Three males have been arrested in connection with the investigation.
The Metropolitan Police tweeted: "Officers attended and found a male suffering from a stab injury.
"Police were called at 17:38hrs today to reports of a male stabbed on Market Place close to Oxford Street, W1.
"He has been taken to hospital and we await an update on his injuries."
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 5:39pm today (August 8) to reports of a stabbing on Market Place just off Oxford Street.
“We dispatched two ambulance crews, an incident response officer and a medic in a car to the scene. We also dispatched a London's Air Ambulance trauma team.
"We treated a person at the scene and took them to a major trauma centre."