Man killed during London Boxing Day sales stampede

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Boxing Day Killing

Boxing Day Killing

It is believed paramedics attempted to revive the injured man but he was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

A spokesman for The Metropolitan Police said: “The victim was stabbed at the junction between Oxford Street and Stratford Place, at about 13:45 GMT, close to Bond Street Tube station.

“He is thought to be in his late teens or early 20s and died at the scene.

“A section of Oxford Street, close to the underground station, has been closed while investigations continue.”

The death came as huge numbers of Britons were expected to spend £1.8 billion in a high street stampede as the Christmas sales started today.

Shoppers in London had already faced disruption as Tube went on strike over a pay dispute.

Earlier in the day minor tussles broke out as people fought to get their hands on cut-price handbags from labels such as Prada and Gucci.

Clothing retailer Next employed staff to stand outside marshalling the queues as they filed inside.

Many stores had slashed the prices of some goods by over 70 per cent, and introduced special ‘Boxing Day only’ deals on certain popular items.

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