Oxford Street stab victim is fighting for life after being repeatedly stabbed


Oxford Street stab victim is fighting for life after being repeatedly stabbed in front of horrified shoppers

  • Victim found with multiple stab wounds close to Oxford Circus Tube station
  • Police arrived at scene at 7.17pm on Friday and a crime scene remains in place
  • The victim, believed to be in his 20s, is currently fighting for his life in hospital 

A man is fighting for his life in hospital after being stabbed on Oxford Street in front of horrified shoppers.

The victim was discovered by police with multiple stab wounds near Oxford Circus Tube station at 7.17pm on Friday.

According to a Metropolitan spokesperson, the man, believed to be in his 20s, is currently fighting for his life in hospital. 

A man is fighting for his life in hospital after being stabbed on Oxford Street in front of horrified shoppers on Friday night

A man is fighting for his life in hospital after being stabbed on Oxford Street in front of horrified shoppers on Friday night 

Armed police arrived on the busy shopping street after the attack and enquiries are still ongoing.  

Officers at the scene say they discovered the victim with multiple stab wounds on the busy London street.  

A statement reads: ‘Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service.

‘A man, believed to be aged in his 20s, was found suffering stab injuries and taken to hospital. He remains in a life-threatening condition.

Armed police arrived on the busy shopping street after the attack near Oxford Circus Tube station at 7.17pm on Friday and enquiries are still ongoing

Armed police arrived on the busy shopping street after the attack near Oxford Circus Tube station at 7.17pm on Friday and enquiries are still ongoing 

‘A crime scene remains in place and inquiries are ongoing. At this early stage of the investigation, no arrests have been made.’

A witness who took a photo of the scene said, according to The Sun: ‘ was there when they pulled up. Two X5’s and an ambulance car followed by a helicopter and an ambulance.’

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 6520/13Aug. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Officers at the scene say they discovered the victim with multiple stab wounds on the busy London street

Officers at the scene say they discovered the victim with multiple stab wounds on the busy London street

According to a Metropolitan spokesperson, the man, believed to be in his 20s, is currently fighting for his life in hospital

According to a Metropolitan spokesperson, the man, believed to be in his 20s, is currently fighting for his life in hospital

This comes after a 16-year-old boy was repeatedly stabbed in broad daylight at park in north London.  

The victim, who has not been named, suffered multiple knife wounds when he was attacked in Lordship Recreation Ground, Tottenham, on August 1.  

He was taken to hospital, but lost his fight for life on Tuesday. His family are being supported by specialist officers.

Two other 16-year-old youths arrested on suspicion of attempted murder have been bailed.

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and the victim still remains in a critical condition

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and the victim still remains in a critical condition 

The victim is believed to be the 23rd teenager to be murdered in the capital this year. 

Only three times in the previous 12 years have more teens been murdered in the capital in a calendar year.

The current murder rate is in danger of exceeding the post-war record of 29 teenagers murdered in the capital in a calendar year in 2008.



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