man has been charged with homicide after a restaurant employee was allegedly stabbed to loss of life yards from consumers on Oxford St in broad daylight.
Emergency companies rushed to Poland Avenue the place Li Sung, 58, was discovered with stab wounds on Monday lunchtime.
Regardless of finest efforts to avoid wasting Sung, from Southwark, he died on the scene in entrance of horrified vacationers and consumers.
Li Hunan, 60, of New Malden, has been charged together with his homicide, Metropolitan Police mentioned.
He is because of seem at Croydon Magistrates’ Court docket on Wednesday.
Met Police mentioned Sung’s subsequent of kin have been knowledgeable.
Enquiries into the circumstances proceed, led by detectives from Specialist Crime.
A witness earlier instructed the Normal: “I used to be instructed two cooks or at the least two guys from eating places have been concerned in a battle and one was stabbed.”
A employee at a pub on Poland Avenue mentioned: “The incident occurred inside a door subsequent to a restaurant. There have been police all over the place.
“A bloke was arrested, he was calm, fairly placid. They cuffed him and took him off.”
Vacationer Beth Ellison mentioned: “It’s a shock and a tragedy. I used to be simply passing and I noticed a person being taken off. It was all occurring close to a restaurant.”
Poland Avenue is a turning off Oxford Avenue, which is without doubt one of the busiest purchasing areas in Europe and attracts tens of 1000’s of tourists per day, and runs into Soho, one other busy space identified for its nightlife.
A spokesperson for Mayor of London Sadiq Khan mentioned: “The mayor’s ideas are with the family and friends of the sufferer following this appalling assault in our metropolis at the moment.
“A person has been arrested and the mayor stays in shut contact with the Met Police concerning the incident.
“Every loss of life by way of violence in London is a tragedy, which is why the mayor’s prime precedence will at all times be tackling crime in addition to the advanced causes of crime.”