London: A man has been stabbed to death in broad daylight near the famous hot tourist spot, Oxford Street, London, left the country and tourists in shock.
Police surrounded the crime scene shortly after 11.30am on Monday, following reports of a stabbing.
The victim’s identity has not been confirmed yet, the Metropolitan Police said.
According to the Independence news portal, a man has been arrested, Scotland Yard said, and Sadiq Khan’s office later confirmed that London’s mayor was in “close contact” with the police force over the “appalling” incident.
Witnesses told the media: “There was shouting in the street and it escalated into a full-blown row. There was a weapon and someone fell to the ground.”
“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,” police said.