Oxford Street in London, after it was sealed off following Monday's stabbing
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Oxford Street retailers 'shocked' by stabbings

There has been "shock" among shopkeepers following two separate stabbings, one of them fatal, on Oxford Street in central London, a retailers' association has said.

Jace Tyrell, of the New West End Company, which represents businesses in Oxford Street and Bond Street, stressed the violence was "an extremely rare event".

He told BBC London 94.9 that shops were "open for business" again, and said customers had been keen to secure post-Christmas bargains on Boxing Day.

  • 27 Dec 2011