facebook
twitter
search
search

Man stabbed to death on London street

Dec. 26, 2011 at 5:54 PM

LONDON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Police in Britain say a man was stabbed to death on London's busiest shopping street as bargain-hunters swarmed stores for traditional after-Christmas sales.

The attack in broad daylight Monday terrified shoppers on Oxford Street who were shuttled and locked into nearby stores as police responded to the incident, The Mirror reported.

Police said the stabbing was thought to have occurred directly in front of a Footlocker store near Bond Street London Underground Station.

Responding police cordoned off a section of the street, full of thousands of shoppers in the area for annual Boxing Day sales.

"Officers, London Ambulance Service and Helicopter Emergency Medical Service attended the scene. The male, believed to be in his late teens/early 20s, has been pronounced dead at the scene," a police statement said.

"A number of arrests have been made. Inquiries continue. Oxford Street has been closed around the scene," police said.

The victim's death occurred as Britons were projected to spend $2.8 billion in after-Christmas sales at the major London shopping locations of Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, The Mirror said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Topics: Christmas
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Joel Osteen heckled, 6 arrested during service at Houston megachurch
Ghost hunters discover woman's body at abandoned Mississippi hospital
Export-Import Bank ends operations as Congress failed to reauthorize
Walmart sorry for making Islamic State cake after rejecting Confederate flag cake
Islamic State beheads women for sorcery