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Demirsay murder: Four teenagers charged

Sharif Demirsay Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Four young men, aged between 15 and 19 have been charged with the murder of Kempston grandfather Sharif Demirsay. All four were arrested yesterday and charged last night.

They have been held in police custody and will appear before Luton magistrates court this morning (Wednesday). Mr Demirsay, who was 65, was stabbed to death at his home in May.

Demirsay murder: Three re-arrested

Sharif Demirsay Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Detectives investigating the murder of Sharif Demirsay have re-arrested three people in connection with the killing.

Mr Demirsay, 65, from Kempston in Bedfordshire was stabbed to death at his home in May.

Bedfordshire Police say the all three people have been previously arrested and have been on police bail while enquiries continued.

The suspects are aged 15, 17, and 19. The Crown Prosecution Service authorised their re-arrest on the basis of further evidence.

A £10,000 reward is still available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the offenders.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Bedfordhsire, Cambridgeshire and Herts Major Crime Unit on 01480 422791.



Police offer £10,000 reward in murder hunt

Sharif Demirsay Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Bedfordshire Police have offered a £10,000 reward in the hunt for the killers of a Kempston pensioner.

Turkish-born Sharif Demirsay, 65, was stabbed to death in front of his partner after being attacked by three robbers in the hallway of their bungalow.

Mr Demirsay's 68-year-old partner was hurt as she tried to fight off the men who had got into their home in Vineyard Way on May 14 this year.

They stabbed him multiple times. As he lay dying in the hallway the attackers demanded money and jewellery form his partner, who was also stabbed and needed surgery.

£1,000 cash and gold jewellery was taken.

Police are still searching for the murder weapons - believed to be kitchen knives - that could have been discarded in hedgerows or gardens by the killers as they left the scene.

CCTV shows them approaching the house at 9.32. Three minutes later the same men run back the way they came.

Four people have been arrested and bailed by the police. They are aged, 17, 18, 19 and 24.

Driver jailed for travelling the wrong way up A1 while four times over the drink drive limit

A drunk driver who drove the wrong way up the A1 while four times the legal limit has been jailed.

Sandeep Raj, 32, of Margetts Road, Kempston, appeared at Peterborough Crown Court on Friday (July 12) and was jailed for nine months and disqualified from driving for two years.

He had pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and dangerous driving at an earlier hearing in May.

Raj was arrested at 9.15pm on Saturday, April 27, after members of the public called the control room reporting a car was travelling north on the southbound carriageway at Eaton Socon.

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