14 September 2012
Operation Pen – Anniversary Witnesses Sought
Detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and
Hertfordshire Major Crime Team investigating the murder of 19 year
old Delaney Brown from Luton are seeking two men and a woman with a
pushchair who could be vital witnesses to Delaney’s death.
On Wednesday, (Sept 12), a week after Delaney died in Vincent
Road, Luton detectives and officers from the local policing team
conducted anniversary checks in the area.
Residents and motorists were stopped in the street between 4pm
and 5pm in a hope that they would be able to further the
investigation in to Delaney’s death.
Posters and leaflets were circulated in the area and house to
house enquiries were also conducted.
Detective Chief Inspector Steve Collin, who is leading the
inquiry, said: “Yesterday’s operation was extremely useful and did
allow us to gather information about a number of people who were
seen in the area at the time Delaney was knocked from his
“A woman pushing a buggy with two children was seen in Vincent
Road moments before the collision. She has been described as white,
with a tanned complexion, approximately 5’6” tall, in her late
20’s, with dark hair in a pony tail. It is believed she turned
around and walked away in the opposite direction when the collision
happened. Two men wearing Belfour Beatty uniforms were also seen in
the street at around the same time.
“These people are not in any trouble but they could be vital
witnesses to the collision itself and I would urge them to come
forward and speak to me in complete confidence. They may not feel
that they have anything of importance to say but they may hold a
vital piece of information which could help this
Detectives are still continuing to appeal to the public for
information about this crime and are also seeking information about
the silver series one BMW (registration number WF11 RWV) which was
found in Morris Close abandoned the following day with damage
consistent with a collision. It is believed this car is the vehicle
used to kill Delaney and it had been stolen from Hounslow, London
on July 16.
DCI Collin continued: “I would continue to urge anyone who knows
where this car has been since it was stolen and anyone who saw it
being left in Morris Close to come forward and also help this
“The smallest piece of information could unlock this case so
again, I would plead to anyone who knows the identity of those
responsible for Delaney’s death to come forward and speak to me
directly. Your safety can be guaranteed and your details will be
kept in confidence.”
Anyone with information should call the Incident Room on 01707
355666, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 – this is a
completely confidential service, run by a charity and you don’t
have to give your name or any of your details.