Oxford Street was closed after a man in his 20s was stabbed by an alleged moped robber trying to steal his phone.
The attacker then jumped on a moped and rode away, according to eyewitnesses.
The road was closed between Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Circus for several hours as emergency services responded to the incident.
The man, who police believe to be in his 20s, was taken to a central London hospital by London Ambulance Service with a stab wound.
He is not thought to be in a life-threatening condition or to have sustained life-changing injuries.
Metropolitan Police is investigating the incident and has released personal protection advice for Londoners in light of the incident.
Personal Protection Advice from Met Police
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times and keep your personal property secure
- Don't text while you're walking as you won't notice potential thieves approaching
- Use the security features on your phone
- Try going hands free or stand away from the roadside close to a wall so no one can come up behind you
- Your phone comes with a range of security features, such as keypad locks and remote data wiping. Make sure they are all activated to stop thieves from accessing your phone and personal data Know how to identify your phone if it's stolen
- Find your IMEI number by dialling *#06# from your phone and keep a written note of it. If the phone is stolen, report it to the police and your mobile provider to stop it being used
- Register your phone on www.immobilise.com
No arrests have been made in the investigation Westminster’s Serious Crime Unit continue to make enquiries.
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