A bouncer stabbed to death as he tried to stop New Years Eve gatecrashers has been named.

Tudor Simionov, 33, from Ilford, was found with stab injuries at Fountain House on Park Lane, Westminster, at around 5.36am on Tuesday.

Officers and paramedics were unable to resuscitate Mr Simionov and he was pronounced dead at 6.05am.

Mr Simionov was a Romanian national had only recently moved to the UK.

Mr Simionov's girlfriend, Madalina Anghel, told The Evening Standard the couple had planned to marry and wanted to have children together.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place today.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

A 29-year-old woman and two other men, aged 29 and 37, were also found with stab injuries.

Their injuries were not life-threatening and they were treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Partridge said: “This shocking attack has left one man dead and three others with significant injuries. The fact this takes place during the New Year celebrations has rightly captured a lot of attention.

“Whilst my team have already spoken to a number of witnesses, others are yet to be traced. It is understandable that some people may have left the scene immediately after having witnessed the attack, possibly not knowing how serious it was at the time. But now, knowing this has resulted in murder of Mr Simionov and the serious injuries inflicted upon the three other victims, they should come forward and assist the investigation.

“Mr Simionov and the two injured men were working as security staff for the private party when they were attacked by a group of males who were outside trying to enter.”

Mr Simionov was the second person to die in the capital in 2019, after Charlotte Higgins, 33, was stabbed in Camberwell, south east London.

Anyone with information, should contact the incident room on 0208 358 0300 or officers via 101 quoting reference 3276/1Jan or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.