Killer on run after man, 23, stabbed to death in ‘London restaurant’

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A 23-year-old has been stabbed to death reportedly inside a London restaurant this evening.

The man tragically died shortly before 8pm in Elephant & Castle in Southwark.

No arrests are yet to be made and the suspect is still at large. The victims family have been informed.

According to My London, a "tall man wearing a motorcycle helmet" burst into a restaurant and attacked the victim.

The publication reported that police were seen putting witnesses into cars to take them away to be interviewed.

A forensic tent has been set up outside of a restaurant and a police cordon is in place.

A police spokesman said: "At 19:46hrs on Tuesday, 14 December police were called to reports of a stabbing in Hampton Street, SE1.

"Officers attended with medics from the London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance.

"Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, a 23-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"His next of kin have been informed and an investigation is under way.

"Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information about what took place, should call 101 giving the reference 6908/14DEC.

"Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111."

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