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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."