Emergency services have found a man with multiple stab wounds just yards from the UK’s busiest shopping street.
A man has been stabbed to death in broad daylight amid a crowd of shoppers near London’s famous Oxford Street.
Officers rushed to Poland Street in Soho at 11.40am today (Monday August 15) following reports of a stabbing.
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Police and paramedics discovered a man with multiple stab wounds.
A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: ‘Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 12.20pm.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed a man had been arrested in connection with the incident.
The London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance also attended the incident, with the first paramedic arriving within seven minutes.
In a statement, the London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 11.36am today (August 15) to reports of a stabbing in Poland Street, central London.
“We sent an ambulance crew, a paramedic in a rapid response car and an incident response officer to the scene.
“We also dispatched the Air Ambulance from London. Our first paramedic arrived in less than seven minutes.
“Despite the best efforts of our teams, the patient unfortunately died at the scene.”
A video posted to Twitter by BBC Radio London Travel confirmed that Poland Street had been cordoned off after the knife attack.
Poland Street is a side street located just off Oxford Street and is a bustling shopping and tourist area.