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Detectives make arrest and name man fatally stabbed on New Year's Day

News   •   Jan 02, 2019 20:07 GMT

Image: Tudor Simionov

A man who died after being stabbed in the West End in the early hours of New Year’s Day has been named as detectives continue their appeal for information.

Tudor Simionov, 33, was found with stab injuries at Fountain House on Park Lane, Westminster at around 05:36hrs on Tuesday, 1 January.

Despite the efforts of officers and paramedics, Mr Simionov, a Romanian national who lived in Ilford, was pronounced dead at 06:05hrs.

His next of kin have now been identified.

A post-mortem examination is set to take place on Thursday, 3 January.

A man aged 26, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody at a central London police station.

A woman and two other men were also found with stab injuries. They were treated at the scene before being taken to hospital where their injuries were deemed not to be life-threatening.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Partridge, said: “This shocking attack has left one man dead and three others with significant injuries. The fact this takes place during the New Year celebrations has rightly captured a lot of attention.

“Whilst my team have already spoken to a number of witnesses, others are yet to be traced. It is understandable that some people may have left the scene immediately after having witnessed the attack, possibly not knowing how serious it was at the time. But now, knowing this has resulted in murder of Mr Simionov and the serious injuries inflicted upon the three other victims, they should come forward and assist the investigation.

“Mr Simionov and the two injured men were working as security staff for the private party when they were attacked by a group of males who were outside trying to enter.”

Anyone with information, no matter how small, is urged to contact the incident room on 0208 358 0300 or officers via 101 quoting reference 3276/1Jan or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.