Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 December 2014

Shopping centre stabbing man dies

A man has died after being stabbed to death at the Westfield shopping centre
A man has died after being stabbed to death at the Westfield shopping centre

A man has been stabbed to death at a busy shopping centre just yards from the Olympic Park, police have said.

A fight broke out involving a large group of males at Westfield in Stratford, east London, and a man in his 20s was fatally wounded.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The attack happened in the middle of the afternoon in a busy area of the shopping centre called The Street.

Police said they believe two other males suffered minor injuries.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Police were called at 4.24pm on Friday June 29 to reports of a fight involving a large group of males in The Street on the ground floor of Westfield, Stratford.

"Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene. A man suffering stab wounds, believed aged in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene. We understand two other males suffered minor injuries."

Police said the man is yet to be formally identified and a post-mortem examination will be arranged.

A man was arrested at the scene.

A spokesman from the shopping centre said on Friday: "Westfield can confirm an incident occurred this afternoon at Westfield Stratford City. Westfield is working closely with the police and emergency services, however as this is a police matter we cannot provide any further details at this stage."

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