A British chap was knifed in front of a line of up to a hundred people waiting to buy Grand Theft Auto IV last night.
The stabbing took place outside the Gamestation store in Croydon. Police said the 23-year-old victim was walking past the crowd when he was stabbed several times by a hooded gent who appeared to be waiting in line.
The suspect is described as being a light skinned black man aged about 21, 6ft 5ins tall, of medium build wearing a light grey hooded top.
" believe there were in the region of 50 to 100 people in the queue,Ã¢â‚¬Â says a copper. "We are sure many of them will have seen what happened."
Right. But we all know that true fans wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t break the Ã¢â‚¬Å“What goes on in GTA lines, stays in GTA linesÃ¢â‚¬Â code, so I declare this case shall go UNSOLVED!
Grand Theft Auto IV went on sale at midnight and is expected to break records for the fastest-selling game of all time.
Yesterday, speaking exclusively to VideoGamer.com, two pupils from Eyemouth High School in Berwickshire, Scotland have revealed that the launch of BBFC 18-rated GTA 4 left the school feeling "deserted".
VideoGamer.com forum veteran Calum Duncan, a 17-year-old who picked up GTA 4 on launch said: "Quite a few classes were a lot quieter and not much work got done. I've never had so many friends off at once for the same reason."
16-year-old Ian Windram, also a forum regular, added: "More than half the school was off today, basically everyone who owns a 360/PS3."