It's three months today since a grandfather from Bedfordshire was murdered in his own home.
Bedfordshire Police release further details about the stabbing in Kempston earlier this week.
A couple from Bedfordshire are campaigning for a £10 test, which could have saved their baby's life, to be rolled out across the country.
Detectives from the Major Crime Unit are still appealing for witnesses in connection with the murder of a Kempston man at his home in Vineyard Way on Tuesday evening.
Turkish-born Serafettin Demirsay – known as Sharif – was stabbed when three men forced their way into his home when he answered a knock at the door at about 9.30pm on Tuesday. A post mortem carried out yesterday showed he died of a stab wound to the chest.
A 68 year old woman, who lived with Sharif, was also injured with relatively superficial knife wounds which were treated in hospital. She is now being looked after by her family and supported by police officers from the MCU. Some money and jewellery were stolen from the house.
A man who was arrested on Wednesday morning from a house in Cotton End just outside Bedford has now been released on conditional police bail, pending further enquiries.
Det Chief Insp Tim Redfearn, of the Beds, Cambs and Herts MCU, stressed that the enquiry is far from finished and appealed to anyone who may have been in the area at the time to make contact with the enquiry team.
“This was a terribly distressing attack on a defenceless man in his own home, in front of his distraught partner,” he said. “We are trying to piece together exactly what happened prior to the stabbing and it is still not at all clear what the motive for this attack was.”
“What we do know is that three men were seen on CCTV approaching the house at about 9.30pm, dressed in dark clothes and with hoods covering their faces. Someone knocked on the door, prompting Sharif to open it.
"Once the men were inside, they launched a violent attack on him and his partner, before running off and turning right, away from the house.“While we have arrested a man, this enquiry is not solved and we do want to hear from anyone else who can help with information about this incident.”
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Bedfordshire Police are renewing their appeal for witnesses after two people were stabbed earlier this week. Police were called to a house in Vineyard Way in Kempston on Tuesday night.
A man and woman, both in their sixties, were taken to hospital with stab wounds. The man died shortly afterwards.
Police investigating the death of a man in Kempston last night have arrested a 24 year-old man on suspicion of murder.
The suspect was arrested this morning at an address in Gorse Farm Road in Cotton End in connection with the incident that occurred in Vineyard Way at 9.40pm.
Emergency services were called to the victim's house following reports that a man and woman had been stabbed. They were both taken to Bedford South Wing Hospital but the man was pronounced dead shortly afterwards. The woman suffered superficial injuries and remains in hospital receiving treatment.
– Detective Chief Inspector Tim Redfearn, Bedfordshire Police
"We have launched a murder investigation and a team of detectives is now piecing together exactly what happened at the home in Vineyard Way last night.
"This is obviously an extremely difficult time for the victim's family but our officers are working with them to establish what happened prior to the stabbing and who may be responsible for this.
"I would urge anyone who may have seen the incident itself or anyone with even the smallest piece of information to come forward and speak with the police in complete confidence."
A man has been stabbed to death in Kempston, Bedfordshire.
Police were called to an incident at a house in Vineyard Way last night. A man and woman, both in their 60s, had both suffered stab wounds.
They were taken to Bedford Hospital but the man was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.
The victim’s family is being supported by specialist officers. The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit are appleaing for witnesses to come forward.
– Detective Chief Inspector Tim Redfearn
“We have launched a murder investigation and a team of detectives is now piecing together exactly what happened at the home in Vineyard Way last night. This is obviously an extremely difficult time for the victim’s family but our officers are working with them to establish what happened prior to the stabbing and who may be responsible for this."
Anyone with information relating to this investigation is urged to contact officers on 101, or text information on 07786 200011.
Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
A 23 year old man was attacked and robbed shortly after winning a large amount of money at a bookies in Kempston, Bedfordshire on Wednesday afternoon.
He had been in Corals Bookmaker in Bedford Road, when he scooped a large win. After collecting his money, was asked by the offender if he could give him a lift to Butler Way in the town. When they arrived he was attacked with a hammer and his cash stolen.
Bedfordshire Police have released images of a man and a dog after another dog was attacked at Biddenham near Kempston on Friday March 16th.
The white and tan Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross attacked a cocker spaniel on a footpath around the Ouse Valley Golf Club in Biddenham. The spaniel suffered several deep bite wounds to its leg. The injuries are not life threatening but the spaniel has needed extensive veterinary treatment.
Officers are asking anyone who might know who the man is to contact PC Stacey Gudgeon on 101, or to text force control room on 07786 200011.
Police in Bedfordshire are appealing for witnesses after a burglar - dressed up in horse riding clothes - sneaked into a home in Kempston and stole half a bottle of wine.
The woman, thought to be in her mid 50s, was wearing a green jacket, black leggings and knee-length black boots similar to those worn for horse riding. The victim found her in his kitchen, before she snatched the bottle and ran out of the back door.
– Detective Constable Barry Kibble, Bedfordshire Police
Although the offender only escaped with half a bottle of wine, a lot more could have been taken if the victim hadn’t been in at the time.
The burglary happened at around 9am on 1st November in Beatrice Street, Kempston. The burglar is described as five feet five inches tall, with blond hair and that she spoke with an Irish accent.
A man is seriously ill in hospital after being rescued from a weir in Bedfordshire.
He fell out of a canoe near Mill Lane in Kempston at just before 12pm on Wednesday June 6. Ambulance and fire crews managed to pull him from the water, and treated him for the effects of drowning.
The man, who is believed to be 47-years-old, has been taken to Bedford Hospital for treatment. Rescue crews said it was a tricky operation:
– Andy Hampton, Kempston ambulance station
"This was a difficult rescue due to access with the very steep banks but ambulance and fire crews worked very well together for the benefit of the patient.
"We would like to take this opportunity to warn people of the dangers of turbulent weirs and water. This man was an experienced canoeist and knew this stretch of water but that was still not enough to prevent him getting into trouble".