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Stabbing death, subway strike don't deter British shoppers

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LONDON (AP) -- A teenager has been stabbed to death today in London, in a sports store on the city's most famous retail street.

The stabbing on Oxford Street did little to deter shoppers who crowded into nearby stores. Bargain hunters were also largely untroubled by a subway strike that badly disrupted the city's public transport services.

One of Britain's biggest department stores, Selfridges -- which is close to the scene of today's stabbing -- reported its biggest-ever first hour of sales today.

A company that represents retailers in central London says the traditional Boxing Day sales attracted "hundreds of thousands" of shoppers.

Police say ten people have been arrested in connection with the stabbing death. London's air ambulance helicopter had rushed to the area, but the 18-year-old died before medics could administer help.

Police say it appears that an incident began inside the store and continued on Oxford Street as hundreds of shoppers looked on.

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