Man appears in court over fatal Oxford Circus stabbing

A man has appeared in court charged with murder after a 60-year-old was stabbed in central London.

Tedi Fanta Hagos, 25, of no fixed address, is charged with the murder of Stephen Dempsey outside the Microsoft store in Oxford Circus on 1 July . He is also charged with possession of a knife.

Fanta, who has a previous address in Swansea, appeared at Westminster magistrates court on Saturday.

The defendant, dressed in a grey tracksuit, was assisted by an interpreter during the hearing. He was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.

Police were called shortly before 8pm on Thursday to reports of a man stabbed at Oxford Circus, close to the junction with Regent Street.

Officers, London ambulance service and London’s air ambulance attended the scene where a 60-year-old man was found with stab injuries. He was taken to hospital where he later died.

The Met said his next of kin had been informed and were being supported by specially trained officers. A postmortem examination will take place in due course.

On Saturday, the Metropolitan police appealed for two males – believed to be skateboarders – to come forward, as they may be key witnesses.

Police said officers wish to speak to them solely as witnesses. They are urged to call the incident room on 0208 785 8099 or contact detectives by filling out an online form.

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