Police in London have launched a murder investigation after a man who was stabbed in the heart of Soho dies.
A man who was stabbed in Soho, London has died from his injuries. Although police have said that they don’t believe the vicious attack to be a hate or homophobic crime, the stabbing happened in the centre of London’s LGBT+ scene.
On Sunday, 3 March just after 6:00 AM police were called to Romily Street, in W1.
Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and found the 37-year-old man suffering stab injuries. He was taken to hospital with critical injuries and he was pronounced dead at 19:42 hours on Wednesday, 6 March.
His family are aware of the victim’s death. Formal identification awaits.
A post mortem examination is due to be held in due course.
A murder investigation has now commenced which is being led by Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin.
A 34-year-old man was charged on Monday, 4 March with two counts of attempted murder, in relation to this incident along with another stabbing on the same day, of a teenager which occurred in University Street, WC1.
The charge for attempted murder will be subject to a review by the CPS.
A 41-year-old woman who was arrested remains released under investigation.