Oxford Circus stabbing: Man, 25, charged with murder after victim, 60, dies from injuries

The incident happened in Oxford Circus, London (Image: UkNewsinPictures)

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A man has been charged with the murder of a 60-year-old man who died after being stabbed in London's Oxford Circus.

Tedi Fanta Hagos, of Swansea, was charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon on Friday, Scotland Yard said.

The 25-year-old will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

The force said the victim's next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers and a post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

The victim was found injured following the incident in Oxford Circus, near Regent Street, at around 8pm on Thursday.

Police at the scene of the stabbing
(Image: UkNewsinPictures)

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance.

The victim sadly later died in hospital.

Police yesterday described it as a "random, unprovoked" attack and a murder investigation was launched.

Speaking on Friday, Detective Chief Inspector Vicky Tunstall, from the Specialist Crime Command, said: "This is being treated as a random and unprovoked assault and we are not actively looking for anybody else in connection with the incident.

"I would like to reassure the public that his is not believed to be linked to terrorism.

“It is clear that this area of Oxford Circus was very busy at the time of the attack.

"Members of the public intervened to detain the suspect and I hope to trace and speak to them, to secure their accounts and offer support. In particular, I would like to trace two young males with skateboards who led this intervention.

"I am appealing to any person who witnessed the assault, or who has mobile phone footage, to contact us. I am also appealing to the owners of any passing cars with dashcams to check whether they have recorded the incident."

Anyone who can help the investigation is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 7129/01Jul.

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