BREAKING: Horror as man is stabbed to death on central London bus

A man was fatally stabbed on a bus in central London, sparking a murder investigation.

The 48-year-old victim was killed on the Route 189 bus in Gloucester Place, near the junction with Dorset Square, in Marylebone in the early hours of Friday morning.

It’s believed the victim boarded the bus at Brent Cross bus station at 11.13pm on Thursday.

Just less than an hour later, at around 10 minutes past midnight, Met Police officers were called to reports of a man wounded on the bus. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The force said they believe the stabbing took place on the bus, and are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh said: ‘I believe the victim boarded the bus at Brent Cross bus station at 11.13pm on Thursday April 27.

‘I want to hear from anyone who was at Brent Cross bus station, or who travelled on the 189 bus from Brent Cross towards the Marylebone area at around that time.

‘It is crucial that we speak with any potential witnesses. Even if you do not believe you saw anything significant, if you were at the bus station at around 11pm or on the bus then please call the incident room.’