updated 8/10/2009 8:35:03 PM ET 2009-08-11T00:35:03

Britain's Press Association news agency says a man was hacked to death in a London pub by machete-wielding assailants.

PA says a 28-year-old man was drinking with family and friends when he was dragged out of the pub by two men and attacked.

PA says the Sunday evening attack was witnessed by the man's 7-year-old son and sent horrified drinkers running out of the pub.

The agency cited unidentified witnesses as the basis of its report.

Police could not immediately confirm the details of the PA report.

The force said only that a 28-year-old man had been stabbed to death in the beer garden of a pub and that three men had been arrested in connection with the attack.

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