Police continue to appeal for information relating to Luton incident
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Detectives investigating an incident in Luton which left a teenager in hospital continue to appeal to the public for information.
Police were called at around 1.20am on Thursday (2 June) after a 17-year-old boy was found lying injured in New Bedford Road, close to Telford Way, in what was initially believed to be a hit and run car incident.
The victim remains in hospital in a critical condition.
A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm on Saturday evening (4 June) and a 35-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm on Sunday evening (5 June) – both have since been bailed with conditions while the police investigation continues.
Enquiries have established that the teenager was with others in the Crawley Road car park a short time before he was found injured.
One of this group was then seen outside Dominos Pizza in the Crystal House complex of shops, while the victim and others went under the nearby bridge towards Luton railway station.
Detective Chief Inspector Nick Gardner said: “We are making significant progress into establishing the circumstances of this incident and made two arrests whilst we follow several other lines of enquiry.
“Although the circumstances initially suggested a car incident – due to the level of injuries sustained by the victim – we cannot rule out that this teenager was harmed intentionally by someone else.
“We are still appealing for information so are urging anyone who may have been driving on Telford Way, parked in Crawley Road, or have any other information or context which can help us, to please get in touch as soon as possible.
“The investigation team are also keen to trace a blue BMW vehicle that was seen in the area at the time of the incident. If you become aware of a blue BMW parked in your area that you do not recognise, then we would like to hear from you.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police via beds.police.uk/ro/report or call 101 quoting reference 40/31769/22 or Operation Islands.