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Investigation launched after double stabbing

Alert message sent 03/11/2017 16:35:00

Information sent on behalf of Bedfordshire Police

An investigation has been launched after an incident in Luton yesterday (Thursday).

At approximately 9.15pm, we received reports that a teenage boy had been stabbed following an altercation in Hockwell Ring. Emergency services attended and the victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
 
Shortly afterwards, a second teenage boy attended the Luton and Dunstable Hospital with stab wound injuries. It is believed that he sustained the injuries in the same altercation.

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the investigation.

We have a number of dedicated officers working to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident, and we’re urging anyone with any information to call 101 quoting reference 391 of 2 November.

Going into the weekend we have increased patrols in Hockwell Ring and the immediate area, so please don’t be alarmed if you see an increase in officers and PCSOs in the area. I hope these visible patrols will reassure you that we take incidents of this nature seriously, and that we are also working to prevent further incidents.

Tackling knife crime is a priority for the force. We have a dedicated Schools Liaison Team who continue to work closely with our county’s schools to address concerns, as well as educate pupils about the consequences and the dangers of carrying a knife. This is a long term approach to engaging with young people, and is a vital part of our work.

I also would like to urge you to tell us if you know of anyone in your community who is carrying a knife. Intelligence from the community is vital in helping us tackle crime.

If you have any concerns about knife crime in your area, please call 101. You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.

Inspector Annita Clarke
Community Inspector, Luton
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Lindsay Coates-Ledden (Police, Communications and Media Officer, Bedfordshire)

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