Oxford St. London
12th May 2008
Date of Birth:
Monday 12th May 2008,a 22 year old
man was stabbed to death after an argument at McDonalds
just by Oxford Circus tube station. He was stabbed at
4:45pm, in broad daylight in front of horrified shoppers,
by the time paramedics arrived the victims heart had
stopped, he was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.
Wednesday 14th May 2008, Police named the dead man as 22 year old Steven Bigby. Steven was
known to police, and was one of ten men charged with the
rape of a girl in North London in January 2008. Bigby was
also due to go on trial in June for wounding with
intent and violent disorder, over a stabbing in October
2006 in north London.
Police have confirmed that 2 gangs clashed
in a spontaneously incident outside McDonald in Oxford
Street. The post mortem revealed that Bigby died from a
single stab wound to the heart, police have recovered the
Thursday 15th May 2008, Anthony Costa, has been charged with Steven Bigby's murder
and appeared at Waltham Forest Magistrates Court.
23rd December 2008, Costa told the
Old Bailey Bigby was stabbed by accident after he took
out his knife during the incident.
Anthony Costa, was given an
indeterminate sentence for public protection and told he
would serve at least five years for the attack.
Judge Hawkins said he accepted there had
been a lack of intent to kill Bigby, but said Costa had
little insight in to what he had done