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More arrested over murder of Bedford teenager

Scene of the attack

Detectives have made more arrests in connection with the killing of a 16-year-old boy in Bedford.

Four teenagers – two 19-year-olds and two 15-year-old boys, all from Bedford – have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The incident happened at around 10.20pm on Sunday in Ashmead Road.

The victim was attacked by a group of males and suffered stab wounds as well as other injuries.

He was taken to hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead yesterday morning.


Police launch murder investigation after 16-year-old boy is stabbed in Bedford

Police in Bedford have launched a murder investigation after a 16-year-old boy suffered stab wounds.

Police in Bedford have launched a murder investigation after a 16-year-old boy suffered stab wounds and other injuries.

The incident happened at around 10.20pm on Sunday 16 September and the boy died in hospital from his injuries.

Police officers are now carrying out additional high visibility patrols in the area.

“It is always a tragedy when someone so young loses their life and our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends.

“We will do all we can to trace those responsible and bring them to justice. The public can play a big part in helping us do that.

“Anyone who was in the area and witnessed the incident, or has any other information, should contact us as soon as they can.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Michael Branston, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit

A 19-year-old man from Bedford has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in custody.

Police identify woman after fatal crash

Bedfordshire Police have identified the woman who died Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police say they've identified a woman who died in a crash near Bedford on August 16.

The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries after a collision with a car on Bedford Road in Kempston between the junctions of Bunyan Road and Farrer Street.

Police say they'll release her name later.

Police officers responding to a separate incident were nearby and gave medical attention while other emergency services made their way to the scene. She was pronounced dead a short time later.


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Robber who stole cash at knifepoint is jailed

Luke Byrne Credit: Beds Police

A man from Bedford has been jailed for seven years for using a knife to rob people at a cash machine.

Luke Byrne, 18, of no fixed address, was sentenced at Luton Crown Court after pleading guilty to two robberies, and one attempted robbery.

On 21 February, Byrne used a knife to intimidate and rob a teenager who had withdrawn £80 from the cashpoint at the Texaco petrol station on Elstow Road.

On 25 March, at 6.30pm, he tried to rob a 60-year-old woman, threatening her with a large kitchen knife but she screamed, and he ran off.

On 5 April, at 11.30pm, Byrne used a knife and verbal threats towards another teenager, and stole £250 that he had just withdrawn from the cashpoint.

Byrne was captured on CCTV, and identified by one of the victims.

He was sentenced to two years each for the robberies, and a further two years for the attempted robbery. He also received two sentences of six months in addition for possessing knives.

“People have a right to draw their own cash in safety on our streets.

“Knife crime continues to be a high priority for the force, and we will bring offenders to justice for such serious crimes.”

– Investigation Officer Emily Partington
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