Man stabbed to death in Tesco car park as shoppers watch in horror

A MAN was today stabbed to death in front of terrified Tesco shoppers – as Britain's knife crime epidemic continues.

Cops rushed to the supermarket's underground car park in Slough, Berks, at 12.32pm, following reports of a stabbing.

They found a man had been critically injured and he was taken to hospital.

But he was pronounced dead a short time later and cops have now launched a murder investigation.

His next of kin have not been informed and the knifeman is still at large.

SHOCKING

Cops are already reviewing CCTV and have describing the attack as a "shocking incident".

It comes after two teens were stabbed in Islington, North London, shortly after 5.30pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

The boys, aged 17 and 18, were stabbed less than half a mile away from each other during a 10-minute window.

The bloody knife crime epidemic continues to sweep across the capital and the country.

There were 27 fatal stabbings in London in the year to April 27 alone.

Monday's attacks left both teenagers in a life-threatening condition in hospital, the Metropolitan Police said.

We are already reviewing CCTV, taking witness statements and carrying out forensic examinations

No arrests have been made and the force said the stabbings are being treated as linked.

Detective Superintendent Ian Hunter, head of Thames Valley Police's Major Crime Unit, said his team has launched an "extensive investigation" in Slough.

He said: "This is a shocking incident in which a man has lost his life.

"Our task now is to find out what happened and bring the offender or offenders to justice.

"The victim’s next of kin are yet to be informed, so I would urge the media and the public not to speculate on the victim's identity until his next of kin has been informed and he has been formally identified.

EXTENSIVE INVESTIGATION

"I understand that this incident will cause concern in the community but I want to reassure all residents that the Major Crime Unit has commenced an extensive investigation.

"We are already reviewing CCTV, taking witness statements and carrying out forensic examinations.

"There is a scenewatch in place, with the underground car park at Tesco currently closed. We would ask people to avoid the area at this time while we carry out vital enquiries.

"The Major Crime Unit is being supported by our colleagues in the Slough local policing area. If you have any questions or concerns then please speak to an officer."

Knife crime surged by 16 per cent in the capital year-on-year in 2018.

There were 1,299 stabbings in the city up to the end of April, according to Scotland Yard.

And last year was London's bloodiest in almost a decade – with the number of homicides rocketing to 135.

The youngest victim of the city's knife crime crisis was 14-year-old Jaden Moodie who was killed in Waltham Forest in January.

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