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A ‘middle-aged’ man is tonight fighting for his life in hospital after he was stabbed in the middle of Oxford Street.  

The victim was rushed to a central London hospital after sustaining knife injuries at the junction of Regent Street at 8pm. He remains in a critical condition. 

Metropolitan Police arrested a 25-year-old man at the scene after he was detained by members of the public who were nearby during the daylight stabbing. 

The suspect was taken to hospital for treatment to a head injury, which is not believed to be life-threatening.  

Footage posted to social media shows a large cordon in place on Oxford Street. 

The victim was rushed to a central London hospital after sustaining knife injuries at the junction of Regent Street at 8pm. He remains in a critical condition. Pictured: The scene

The victim was rushed to a central London hospital after sustaining knife injuries at the junction of Regent Street at 8pm. He remains in a critical condition. Pictured: The scene

The victim was rushed to a central London hospital after sustaining knife injuries at the junction of Regent Street at 8pm. He remains in a critical condition. Pictured: The scene

A Met spokesman said: ‘Police were called shortly before 20:00hrs on Thursday, 1 July to reports of a man stabbed on Oxford Circus, close to Regent Street, W1.

‘Officers, the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended. 

‘The victim was taken to a central London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.  A crime scene is in place and officers remain in the area.’

Several horrified shoppers took to Twitter following the stabbing to describe the scene, with one writing: ‘Wrong time to be walking down Oxford Street.’

Pictured: The scene

Pictured: The scene

Pictured: The scene

Pictured: The scene

Metropolitan Police arrested a 25-year-old man at the scene after he was detained by members of the public who were nearby during the daylight stabbing

The suspect was taken to hospital for treatment to a head injury, which is not believed to be life-threatening. Pictured: The scene

The suspect was taken to hospital for treatment to a head injury, which is not believed to be life-threatening. Pictured: The scene

The suspect was taken to hospital for treatment to a head injury, which is not believed to be life-threatening. Pictured: The scene

Another said: ‘Oxford Circus locked off due to stabbing.

‘A middle aged gentleman who just got stabbed in Oxford Street looks ok. Hopefully he fully recovers.’ 

Police ask anyone who witnessed the assault, or who captured it on mobile phone, to contact them via 101 quoting reference Cad 7129/01Jul.

Alternatively, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

Source: Daily Mail UK

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