Bedfordshire Police have named a man murdered at his home on Tuesday evening.
Turkish-born Serafettin Demirsay – known as Sharif – was stabbed when three men forced their way into his home in Vineyard Way, Kempston. They knocked on his door at around 9.30pm.
A post mortem examination carried out yesterday showed he died of a stab wound to the chest. He leaves behind children and grandchildren.
A 68-year-old woman was also injured with relatively superficial knife wounds which were treated in hospital. She is now being looked after by her family.
Police have revealed that some money and jewellery were stolen from the house.
A man who was arrested on Wednesday morning has now been released on police bail, pending further enquiries.
Detectives from the Major Crime Unit have made a renewed appeal for witneses. Anyone with information is asked to call 01480 422791 or 101, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.