Oxford Street stabbing: Teenager knifed to death in central London is named

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Jeremy Menesses was stabbed in London's West End on Saturday
Jeremy Menesses was stabbed in London's West End on Saturday

A teenager stabbed to death after a fight in central London has been named by police as Jeremy Menesses.

The victim, who was 17 and from south London, was found suffering a knife injury in Market Place at the junction with Oxford Street at 5.38pm on Saturday, the Met Police said.

He was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead at 7.33pm, the force added.

His next of kin has been informed and a post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

Police, who launched a murder investigation, said three men, all aged 18 and from south London, were later arrested on suspicion of murder.

The trio were held after going to a south London hospital with superficial stab injuries.

They have since left hospital and are now in custody.

Two of them have also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin said: "This attack took place following a fight between a number of males in broad daylight and was witnessed by a large number of horrified onlookers.

"We have spoken to a number of people already but need anyone who has information, video or images to speak to us and tell us what they know.

"Your assistance could prove vital as we investigate this terrible incident."

Superintendent Rob Shepherd said: "Residents and visitors will see an increased police presence in the area following this shocking incident.

"We are doing everything we can to support our specialist crime colleagues as they continue their investigation and urge anyone with information to approach officers on the street if they have information that they would like to share with us, or call 101."

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 6404/08Aug.