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Oxford Street cordoned off after stabbing

A man in his late teens or early twenties was stabbed to death on one of London’s busiest streets earlier today.

Image: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A MAN HAS been stabbed to death on Oxford Street – London’s main thoroughfare – on the busiest shopping day of the year.

Metropolitan Police were called out at 1.45pm today but the man, who is believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene near Bond Street Tube Station, reports BBC.

The Guardian reports that the man was stabbed in broad daylight outside a shoe store at Statford Place. A number of people were arrested when police arrived but it is not clear if many have been detained. Inquiries continue, said Scotland Yard.

A large proportion of Oxford Street remains cordoned off with many shops conceding that they are unlikely to reopen today.

Boxing Day sales have become a tradition in Great Britain with hundreds of thousands of people descending on the main shopping areas to grab bargains.

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