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Police appeal for help over cyclist murder

Victim: Delaney Brown Photo: Bedfordshire Police

Officers investigating the death of a teenage cyclist in Bedfordshire have appealed for help in tracing his killer.

Delaney Brown, 19, from Luton, died last Wednesday after his bike was hit by a car in Vincent Road in the town.

The car which killed the teenager was a stolen silver Series One BMW. It had the registration WF11 RWV. The car was found abandoned near the scene.

Police believe Delaney, of Bank Close, Hockwell Ring, had been in dispute with another family. They believe he was deliberately targeted by the driver of the stolen vehicle.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Collin, senior investigating officer with the Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire Major Crimes Unit said:

I firmly believe that the person responsible for Delaney's murder is local and will be known by this community.

My appeal here today is for those people to do the right thing and come and talk to the police.

Put yourself in this family's position and do the right thing.

– Det Chf Insp Steve Collin
Silver BMW series One Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police will be staging a roadblock this afternoon in Vincent Road this afternoon in a bid to find out any information about the murder.

Two people have been arrested. A 26-year-old Luton man was released without charge. An 18-year old, also of Luton, was arrested on suspicion of murder. He has been released on police bail, pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information should call the Incident Room on01707 355666, or Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 – this is a completelyconfidential service, run by a charity and you don’t have to give your name orany of your details.

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