Murder arrest over New Year's Day Park Lane stabbing

Tudor Simionov

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Tudor Simionov was photographed working as a security guard hours before he was attacked

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a security guard who was stabbed to death at a private party in London’s West End on New Year’s Day.

Tudor Simionov was working at Fountain House on Park Lane when he was attacked at about 05:30 GMT.

The Met said the Romanian national, who lived in Ilford, was attacked by a group of men who had tried to enter the party.

A 26-year-old man is in custody at a central London police station.

Two other security staff and a 29-year-old woman were also stabbed in the attack. They suffered “significant injuries” but these are not thought to be life-threatening.

Det Ch Insp Andy Partridge described it as a “shocking attack” and called for witnesses to “come forward and assist the investigation”.

A woman who was killed in a separate stabbing early on 1 January was named by police earlier.

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Charlotte Huggins was stabbed to death in Camberwell on New Year’s Day

Mother-of-one Charlotte Huggins was found fatally wounded at a home on John Ruskin Street, Camberwell, at 04:20 GMT on Tuesday.

A post-mortem examination gave her cause of death as a single stab wound.

A 34-year-old man initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder has been released on bail until mid-January, the police said.

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Three others were stabbed during the attack outside the private party in Park Lane

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