LONDON KNIFECRIME CRISIS: Man in court over fatal stabbing of 60-year-old at Oxford Circus


A MAN today appeared in court charged with murder after a 60-year-old was fatally stabbed in one of London's busiest areas.

Tedi Fanta, 25, of no fixed address, was charged with the murder of Stephen Dempsey outside the Microsoft store in Oxford Circus on at about 8pm on Thursday.

He is also charged with possession of a knife.

Fanta, who has a previous address on Elgin Street in Swansea, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this morning, Saturday, July 3.

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 Mr Dempsey was found with stab injuries.

He was taken to hospital where he later died.

The Met said his next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

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