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 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.
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.
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.
A man has appeared before Peterborough magistrates charged with murder and attempted murder.
Andrejus Rulyevas, 21, has been charged over an incident that took place on Gilpin Street in the city last week.
A 20 year old man died, Salius Grigorvitchus, and another was seriously injured. Rulyevas will appear before Cambridge Crown Court tomorow.
Murder detectives investigating a murder and attempted murder in Peterborough will be distributing posters today as part of work to trace a man in connection with the incident.
Police continue to appeal for the public's help in tracing 21-year-old Andrejus Ruljevas.Andrejus has links to Peterborough, Boston in Lincolnshire and the Brent area of London.
Officers will be distributing posters to assist in tracing Andrejus.
Police are appealing for help to trace a man in connection with a double stabbing in Peterborough
Detectives investigating a double stabbing in Peterborough are appealing for the public's help to trace a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.
One man died and a second man was seriously injured following the double stabbing in the city.
Officers are keen to speak to Andrejus Ruljevas in connection with the stabbings that happened yesterday morning (Wednesday, October 17).
Andrejus, 21, has links to Peterborough, Boston in Lincolnshire and the Brent area of London.
Members of the public are urged not to approach him but to report any sightings to police.
A man is fighting for his life after being stabbed in Colchester on Monday night.
The attack happened at just before half past nine in Tynedale Square in the Highwoods area of the town.
The 38-year-old victim who's from Colchester suffered multiple stab wounds.
Three men and one woman all from the Colchester area have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.
A man's in a serious but stable condition in hospital after being attacked with a knife in Norwich.The 42-year-old was stabbed in the stomach at about 6pm on Dereham Road last night.
Two men - aged 51 and 41 and a 31-year-old woman have been arrested in connection with the incident and are being held for questioning.
A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being stabbed at an address in Dereham Road, Norwich at about 6pm last night.
A 42-year-old man received a single stab wound to the stomach and is currently in a critical but stable condition in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
A 51-year-old man and a 41-year-old man, both local, were arrested in connection with the incident and are in Wymondham Police Investigation Centre awaiting questioning.