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Police appeal to find car seen in area where teenager was stabbed more than 20 times

Police are keen to trace the owner of a car seen in the area. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police investigating the stabbing of a teenager in Luton says they're seeking information about a car that was seen in the area at the time.

The victim, a 15-year-old boy, was stabbed more than 20 times during the attack at around 2.10am in Preston Gardens, on Tuesday 18 June.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical, but stable, condition.

A light-coloured, possibly white, Kia Carens was seen leaving the area shortly after the incident.

The 15 year old is still critically ill in hospital. Credit: ITV News Anglia

“We are interested in tracing this car, and would appeal for anyone who has any information about this vehicle to report it to us. It’s possible the car was not involved in the incident, but we are appealing to the driver to come forward so we can eliminate it from our enquiries. This incident has shocked the Luton community, and we take a tough stance on knife crime in our county. We are continuing to do all we can to investigate what happened and locate the person or people responsible."

– Detective Inspector Jerry Waite, of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit