Victim’s condition now ‘serious but stable’ after stabbing in Luton

The victim of a multiple stabbing in Luton is now described as being in a “serious but stable” condition after fighting for his life earlier this afternoon.

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Detectives are continuing to appeal for information in connection to the knife attack in Eaton Green Road just before 2pm this afternoon (Monday).

The victim, a man in his 20s, had been repeatedly stabbed.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition. His injuries are no longer being treated as life threatening.

Shortly after the stabbing, an armed policing vehicle began pursuing a white Vauxhall Corsa with a black roof linked to the attack as it travelled into Hertfordshire.

The vehicle ended up in Hitchin and officers arrested a man who tried to flee from the car.

This man, aged in his 20s and from Luton, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in custody for questioning.

He has this evening been further arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, linked to child exploitation.

Detective Chief Inspector Louisa Glynn said: “This was a really nasty and callous attack which has left the victim with serious injuries.

“While our investigation is at an early stage, this appears to be an isolated incident with no risk to the wider public.

“We have moved swiftly to arrest someone in connection to this – but would be keen to hear from anyone who was in the Eaton Green Road area at this time, or who saw the Vauxhall Corsa as it left Luton and travelled into Hertfordshire.

“We have made huge strides in tackling violence and exploitation linked to organised crime. Serious youth violence was down by nine per cent in Bedfordshire last year, while there were no firearms discharges or serious violence incidents linked to organised crime gangs in the county between August and January.

“So while incidents of this nature are becoming less frequent, we still face huge challenges to prevent this violence and keep our communities safe.

“We will only do this with your help and information so please get in touch with ourselves or Crimestoppers. This information could be invaluable in helping us stop these stabbings in the future.”

Anyone with any information which can help the police investigation is asked to report it via Bedfordshire.police.uk/report or by calling 101, quoting Operation Locksmith.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111 or on crimestoppers-uk.org For more information about knife crime or getting out of a gang please visit bedsveru.org