Appeal For Witnesses In Stabbing Incident

Police are appealing for witnesses after a stabbing in Luton on Sunday (20 March).

A man was stabbed in the neck following an altercation in the Kingsway area at around 5.45pm. The incident is believed to have started outside the communal doors at the rear of Erin Court, in Erin Close, before the victim was chased by a group of Asian men towards Dunstable Road.

Two further men later presented themselves at Luton and Dunstable hospital requiring medical treatment for stab wounds. It is believed these injuries could be as a result of a subsequent assault.

Detective Constable Stephen Francis, investigating, said: “This is a serious incident that has left three people requiring medical treatment and who fortunately weren’t more seriously injured. Knife crime is never tolerated and we stress the danger it inflicts on our communities.

“We are urging anyone who witnessed the incident, or who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time, to contact us immediately.”

Bedfordshire Police is currently holding a knife surrender in order to help reduce the number of dangerous weapons that are in circulation in the streets of Bedfordshire. Carrying a knife can have serious consequences to yourself and others, you’re also at risk of a fine, a prison sentence and a criminal record. You can find out more information here http://www.bedfordshire.police.uk/about_us/news/latest_news/2016/160217_-_bin_the_blade.aspx

Anyone with information is asked to contact Luton CID on 101, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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