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13 July 2017 

Appeal following stabbing in Brantwood Park

 

Police are appealing for witnesses following a stabbing in Brantwood Park, Luton, on Tuesday (11 July).

 

Two men were attacked by a group of around four men just after midnight while walking home through the park. The attackers are described as being a group of Asian youths.

The victims managed to escape and attract the attention of passing police officers, and were then treated in hospital for life-threatening injuries. One man suffered multiple stab wounds, and the other sustained serious head and chest injuries. They remain in hospital in a stable condition.

Detective Constable, James Bateman, said: “The motive for this attack is currently unclear, and while we think it may have been an attempted robbery, it appears to be an unprovoked attack on two men by a much larger group who were armed.

 

"It took place on a warm night in a large open area that is often filled with groups socialising late into the night. If you were in or around Brantwood Park at the time of this incident, or if you know anything about the people involved, please contact us now so we can find those responsible and protect others from such senseless violence.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Bateman on 101 quoting incident reference number 15 of 11 July. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.