Kempston murder investigation

Police have made a new appeal for information to catch the killers of a grandfather from Kempston in Bedfordshire.

It's been three months since Sharif Damirsay, who was 65, was murdered in his own home.

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Man arrested in connection with Kempston murder

Police investigating the death of a man in Kempston last night have arrested a 24 year-old man on suspicion of murder.

The suspect was arrested this morning at an address in Gorse Farm Road in Cotton End in connection with the incident that occurred in Vineyard Way at 9.40pm.

Emergency services were called to the victim's house following reports that a man and woman had been stabbed. They were both taken to Bedford South Wing Hospital but the man was pronounced dead shortly afterwards. The woman suffered superficial injuries and remains in hospital receiving treatment.

"We have launched a murder investigation and a team of detectives is now piecing together exactly what happened at the home in Vineyard Way last night.

"This is obviously an extremely difficult time for the victim's family but our officers are working with them to establish what happened prior to the stabbing and who may be responsible for this.

"I would urge anyone who may have seen the incident itself or anyone with even the smallest piece of information to come forward and speak with the police in complete confidence."

– Detective Chief Inspector Tim Redfearn, Bedfordshire Police

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