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Appeal after Luton car park stabbing

25 Nov 2021

Officers are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in a Luton car park yesterday evening (Wednesday).

At approximately 8.20pm, emergency services were contacted following reports of a 25-year-old man with stab wounds in the car park of B&M in Wingate Road.

Officers attended the scene and he was subsequently was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

A man in his late teens was arrested this morning (Thursday) on suspicion of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and he remains in police custody.

A scene guard was put in place overnight but this has now been stood down. Officers will also be increasing patrols in the area.

Detective Inspector Mark Pugh, investigating, said: “This was a violent incident which left a young man requiring hospital treatment, and our enquiries are ongoing.

“It took place at a busy time of the evening and I would ask anyone who may have been in the area at the time to get in touch via our reporting channels or anonymously through Crimestoppers.

“Local people may see an increased police presence in the area as we continue our routine patrols and progress the investigation.”

If you have information or footage, please report it via bedfordshire.police.uk/report or by calling 101, quoting reference Operation Cavador.

Crimestoppers can be contacted via its website or by calling 0800 555 111.

The Bedfordshire Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit (VERU) takes a public health approach to tackling serious youth violence, treating it as a public health issue that can be prevented from happening in the first place.

Anyone who wants further information can contact the VERU via bedsveru.org 

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