Horrified shoppers step in 'pools of blood' after man slashed inside Harrods by thugs 'trying to steal designer watch' | The SunJanuary 29, 2023
HORRIFIED Harrods customers stepped in "pools of blood" after a man was stabbed inside London's world famous department store.
Shocked shoppers watched on as the 29-year-old was slashed in the Louis Vuitton section inside the luxury brand store.
The victim – believed to have been targeted for his designer watch – was rushed to hospital following the shocking incident in Knightsbridge, west London, last night.
Several 999 crews raced to the scene and the store was cordoned off, but the knifeman managed to escape and is still at large.
A dad, who was in the next room inside the store's Louis Vuitton concession with his teenage daughter when the attack happened, told of the horror scene.
Ronnie Chopra, 49, of Mayfair, central London, said: "My daughter and I were at the Louis Vuitton concession on the second floor when the incident occurred.
"We were in the adjacent room waiting to see men's wallets as my daughter wanted to buy me a birthday present.
"We didn't see the actual incident, but heard another customer saying that someone had a knife and slashed a person's arm trying to get a watch.
"When we were leaving the area, there was a pool of blood on the floor and my 13-year-old daughter, Anoushka, sadly walked into it.
"I'm horrified that this occurred inside a shop in London. She was visibly shaken."
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There was no sign of the horrific violence at the store today which was open for business as normal.
There have been no arrests following the incident at around 7.30pm on Saturday.
The victim remains in hospital, although his injuries are not believed to life-threatening.
A Met Police spokesman said: "Police were called at 7.33pm on Saturday to reports of a fight inside the Harrods store in Brompton Road, Knightsbridge.
"Officers attended and found a 29-year-old man with stab/slash wounds.
"He was taken to hospital by ambulance where his condition was assessed as non-threatening and non-life changing."
He added: "Detectives from the Met's Central West CID are investigating.
"There have been no arrests at this early stage."
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