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Police urge community to stay calm following murder of mother

Saima Khan Credit: Family picture

Police in Luton are reassuring the community after mum of four Saima Khan was murdered last week.

Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit say they understand it's an unsettling time but have asked people to remain calm, and not to speculate around the circumstances of her death.

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Police seek to reassure public over stabbings

Two roads in the centre of Luton have been sealed off by police Credit: ITV Anglia

Police investigating a double stabbing in Luton are treating it as an isolated incident and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

The incident took place just before 6am and two men have been taken to hospital after suffering stab wounds. One of the men is now in a critical condition and the second man is serious but stable.

Crime scenes remain in place in Buxton Road and Alma Street while investigations are carried out, however, police have reassured the public that they are working to clear these as soon as possible.

One man has been arrested in connection with both stabbings and is being questioned.

We are doing everything possible to reopen the roads as quickly as possible and minimise disruption in the town centre.

“I would also like to reassure the public that we are treating this as an isolated incident and do not believe there to be a risk for the wider public.”

– Detective Inspector Chris Beresford

Care firm pays tribute to murdered mum

Saima Khan Credit: Bedfordshire Police

The company where murdered mum-of-four Saima Khan worked has paid tribute to her.

Allied Healthcare is deeply saddened by today’s news regarding the death of its care worker, Saima Khan, who worked in its Luton branch.

Saima had worked at Allied Healthcare for 6 years and was specifically trained to deliver care to older, vulnerable adults. The company will be working closely with her customers and colleagues to support them through this difficult time.

Saima was a lovely, highly respected member of our team and was very popular with customers and colleagues alike. We are all devastated by the news and offer our deepest condolences to her family.”

– Allister Mcharrie, Hub Branch Manager

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Man due in court over Natalia murder

Natalia Doherty

A man will appear in court today charged in connection with the death of a Bedfordshire woman 13 years ago.

Natalia Doherty was last seen in 2003. Her remains were found in a garden in Luton last December.

67 year old Daniel Doherty has been charged with preventing a lawful burial, obstructing a coroner in the execution of his duty and perverting the course of justice.

Luton murder: Shopkeeper admits community are 'frightened'

A Luton shopkeeper admits the local community are "frightened" after a woman was killed in the town earlier this week.

The woman, named locally as 34-year-old care worker Saima Kahn, was discovered on Monday.

Neighbours think she may have been the victim of a robbery that went wrong.

Local shopkeeper Nazam Iqbal says people are scared and want the police to catch those responsible quickly.

The women especially are frightened at the moment.

There has been a few robberies around this area.

People are concerned around the whole area and we're hoping that the police get to the bottom of it as soon as possible.

– Nazam Iqbal, shopkeeper

Police forensic teams examine car of Luton murder victim

Police search the car in Luton today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police forensics experts have been examining a car belonging to a mum of four who was murdered in Luton earlier this week.

Saima Khan has been named locally as the victim. She was found in a pool of blood at her house in Overstone Road on Monday.

It's believed she was killed during a 'botched robbery'.

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