Man arrested as ‘middle-aged man stabbed in broad daylight’ on Oxford Circus

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A man has been arrested after a stabbing at Oxford Circus in central London, police said.

Officers are appealing for witnesses after they were called to the scene at 8pm on Thursday evening.

The alleged victim, described by witnesses as a "60-year-old man", is fighting for his life after he was rushed to a central London hospital.

Cops said the alleged knifeman, 25, was held down by passers-by and was also taken to hospital with a head injury not thought to be life threatening.

Footage on social media show a huge police presence at the busy shopping area, with nearby Tube stations reportedly being cleared by police cordoning the area off.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: "Police were called shortly before 20:00hrs on Thursday, 1 July to reports of a man stabbed on Oxford Circus, close to Regent Street, W1.

"Officers, the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended. The victim [no further details] was taken to a central London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

"A 25-year-old man was arrested after he was detained by members of the public at the scene. He has been taken to a south London hospital for treatment to a head injury, which is not believed to be life-threatening.

"A crime scene is in place and officers remain in the area.

"Anyone who witnessed the assault, or who captured it on mobile phone, is asked to contact police via 101 quoting reference Cad 7129/01Jul."

Enquiries continue.

  • London
  • Knife Crime

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