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Four arrested after stabbing on busy street in Hertfordshire

Four people have been arrested after a stabbing in Stanstead Abbotts

Four people have been arrested after a 20 year old man was stabbed on Stanstead Abbotts High Street.

Police were called to the scene just after two thirty yesterday afternoon. Three teenagers and a 53 year old man are being held in connection with the incident.

The man who was stabbed is still in hospital.

East Herts Chief Inspector Gerry McDonald said

This is an isolated and extremely unusual incident in East Herts and I’d like to reassure the community that we will work hard to identify and bring the offenders to justice. Four people have been arrested in connection with this incident. They remain in police custody at this time and significant enquires are on-going.

– C.Insp Gerry McDonald, Herts Police

Cambridge stabbing victim named

James Cornwall who died after a stabbing incident in Cambridge

A 25 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a fatal stabbing in Cambridge on Friday night.

The victim has been named today as 27 year old James Cornwall from Lady Margaret Road in the city.

He died in hospital after the incident which happened in the Stretten Avenue area.


Two teenagers stabbed in street attack

Police in Ipswich are searching for an attacker after two teenagers were stabbed on Whitland Close.

Two teenagers are in hospital after being stabbed in what police believe was a targeted attack.

The two youths, who are both 17, were attacked shortly after 9pm on Monday 3 October, in Whitland Close in Ipswich.

The first victim was approached in the street by two men who were wearing balaclavas, one of whom then stabbed him in upper back. He is in a stable condition in hospital.

The second victim intervened and suffered a cut to the back of his head and a serious hand injury which is described as potentially life-changing.

The suspect is described as 5ft 9in tall, dressed in black and wearing a balaclava.

"We are treating this as an isolated incident and do not believe there is any wider threat to the community."

– Det Ch Insp Barry Byford

Teenager jailed after multiple MK stabbing

A teenager who stabbed a man 12 times at a house party in Milton Keynes has ben jailed for 9 years.

The 17 year old of no fixed address pleaded guilty to attacking an 18 year old man leaving him with wounds to his body, back, arms and legs as well as causing a cut to the head of a 19 year old man.

The incident happened in October last year at a house at Ashby in the Eaglestone area of Milton Keynes.

Thames Valley Police says the case serves as a reminder that anyone carrying a blade or weapon can expect prosecution and a possible custodial sentence.

17-year-old stabbed in Luton

Detectives in Luton are appealing for witnesses to a stabbing on Friday, October 17. It happened at approximately 5.50pm as the 17 year old student walked along an alleyway next to the Sainsbury's store in Quantock Rise.

He was approached by a group of five men and felt threatened so turned back towards Quantock Rise. As he did so one of the men hit the victim with a dog chain and as he tried to fight back he felt a pain in his chest and fell to the ground.

He managed to get back on to his feet and ran from the scene. When he reached Enterprise Way he realised he had been stabbed and got a taxi to hospital from where the police were called.

Four of the offenders are described as white men; the fifth is described as a black man. They all wore hooded tops and one of the men had a dog.

Anyone with information relating to this incident can contact DC Day, in confidence, at Luton Police Station, on 01582 394316, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.


Locals name dead man

Jordan Maguire Credit: ITV Anglia

A post mortem is being carried out today on a 20-year-old who has become the latest murder victim in Luton. The youth - who has been named by residents as Jordan Maguire - was fatally stabbed in the terraced home he shares with his mother.

An ambulance crew and armed police rushed to Thrales Close at around 8.15pm on Sunday where Jordan was found bleeding heavily. He was taken to the Luton and Dunstable hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after his admission.

Detectives said they were keeping an open mind about the motive for the murder, but residents believe it is the latest attack in the gang war between youths from the Marsh Farm and Lewsey Farm Estates in Luton.

Three people have been murdered since September and there have been 11 shootings since the beginning of the year. DCI Stephen Collin, of the Beds, Herts and Cambridgeshire Major Crime Unit, is appealing for information.

He said: "There are three key persons of interest we are seeking in the inquiry. They have been caught on CCTV. They are a black male on a bike, a black male with a dog and white female, probably a teenager, with red dyed hair in a pony tail.

The victim would have known who his attacker or attackers were. It was a targeted attack."

Tributes paid to murdered men

Lukasz Slaboszewski Credit: Cambridgeshire Police
John Chapman Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

TRIBUTES have been paid to two murdered men whose bodies were discovered in Thorney last week.

John Chapman, 56, of Bifield, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, and Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, from Peterborough, were discovered at Thorney Dyke on Wednesday.

Kevin Lee Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

They died from stab wounds. Their deaths are being linked to the murder of 48-year-old Kevin Lee whose body was discovered in nearby Newborough on March 30.

The family of Mr Chapman have released the following statement:

"We are all so upset and shocked by the tragic loss of John.

"He was a loving brother, brother in law and uncle. He was much loved by all who knew him and will be missed by all his friends and family.

Mr Slaboszewski's sister, Magda Skrzypczak said: "Lukasz was the joker in the family, always finding something to laugh about.

"His mum and dad are devastated by their loss and he also leaves two grieving sisters."

Five people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Mr Lee.

A 36-year-old man has been charged with perverting the course of justice and will appear at Peterborough Crown Court on Wednesday (April 10).

Two men, aged 23 and 32, are currently on bail.

A 47-year-old man arrested in Hereford last week was questioned about the murders over the weekend.

A 30-year-old woman also arrested in Hereford has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Taxi driver stabbed in Luton

A taxi driver has been stabbed three times during an attempted robbery in Luton.

The 41 year old cabbie picked up a passenger from Woodcock Road. The man then asked the driver to stop to pick up a friend.

When he pulled up a second man opened the driver's door, ordered him to hand over money and stabbed him three times.

The driver managed to close the door and the two attackers ran off empty handed.

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