Police increase visibility after stabbing of Bedford teenager

Isaac Stone

Bedfordshire Police say they are working closely with residents in the Midland Road area of Bedford after the death of teenage rap musician Isaac Stone.

Isaac, who was 19, was stabbed to death on the 25th January . Now Police say they are working to address anti-social behaviour and are increasing police visibility.

Police say before the killing local officers had been working in the area and in Bedford town centre to address issues of anti-social behaviour and criminality - including drugs offences.

Police at the scene of the murder on Costin Street Credit: ITV News

Chief Insp Julian Frost from the Local Policing Team said: “I want to reassure residents and businesses that the initial increase in police presence following the tragic death of Isaac Stone was not one purely for show, but something that we intend to maintain as we address the issues in the area.

“A team of four constables and a sergeant will be paying attention to the Midland Road area, particularly over the weekends, with the aim of engaging with people in the area on the streets, in shops and businesses, and at local youth centres."