Hunt for killer on the run after man was stabbed to death near St Paul’s Cathedral over Bank Holiday weekend
- Victim given CPR by paramedics at scene after being found seriously injured
- He was taken by ambulance to Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel but died
- Police cordon off area at junction of St Martin’s Le Grand and Gresham Street
- Detectives are investigating and have taped off a car outside Lord Raglan pub
Police in the City of London were today hunting for a knifeman after a man was stabbed to death near St Paul’s Cathedral last night.
The victim was given CPR by paramedics at the scene in the centre of the capital last night after being found seriously injured shortly before midnight.
He was taken by ambulance to Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel but died from his injuries, and detectives are now trying to establish what happened.
Police set up a cordon in the area at the junction of St Martin’s Le Grand and Gresham Street and have also taped off a car outside the Lord Raglan pub.
The junction of St Martin’s Le Grand and Gresham Street in the City of London (file picture)
Forensics teams have been scouring the area for clues this morning, and City of London Police confirmed they were investigating but no arrests had been made.
Assistant Commissioner Pete O’Doherty said: ‘City of London Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Gresham Street, EC2V, at 11.30pm on May 1.
‘Officers found a man suffering from serious injuries and carried out CPR at the scene before he was taken to the Royal London Hospital where he later sadly died. Enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time’.
The victim’s age is not known. A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘We were called at 11.27pm on May 1 to reports of an incident in Gresham Street, EC2.
A police cordon in Greenwich, South East London, yesterday following a separate stabbing
‘We sent an ambulance, a medic in a response car, an incident response officer and an advanced paramedic.
‘We treated a man at the scene and took him to a London trauma centre but, sadly, he died.’
The attack happened less than 24 hours after a man aged in his 30s was stabbed to death in Greenwich with police called to that scene at 2.15am yesterday.
The man was taken to hospital following the stabbing in South East London but died soon after, and British Transport Police are investigating. No arrests have been made.