Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in Luton yesterday (Friday).
The incident happened at around 7pm when officers were called to reports that three teenagers had been stabbed following an incident in Nunnery Lane.
A 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital with multiple stab wounds, but was sadly pronounced dead shortly after.
While he has not yet been formally identified, his family are being supported.
A second teenager was injured in the attack and is being treated at hospital for potentially life-threatening injuries. A third victim also received serious injuries, though these are not being treated as life threatening.
Three teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection to the incident and remain in police custody for questioning.
Earlier on the same day (Friday) at 4pm, officers were called to reports that two people were stabbed in Sundon Park Road.
One teenager received life-threatening injuries, and a second received serious but not life-threatening injuries. Both are being treated in hospital.
One man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection to this, and currently remains in police custody for questioning.
The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit have launched a murder investigation, and they are currently treating both incidents as connected.
Detective Inspector Lee Martin, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: “Appalling violence in Luton cost a teenage boy his life yesterday, and left two others in life-threatening conditions.
“Incidents such as these have a significant impact on our residents. Our thoughts are first and foremost with the loved ones of the boy who lost his life in such tragic and awful circumstances.
“We are doing everything we can to prevent any further incidents and we want to reassure the wider community that officers are pursuing all lines of enquiry as well as carrying out increased patrols in the area.
“Knife crime and violence has no place in our society – but it is a problem we must tackle together, alongside our communities, to challenge attitudes about carrying knives and provide opportunities to ensure our young people can feel safe.
“Both incidents happened in busy areas with several people present. If you witnessed any of these incidents, or if you have any video footage or images, then please get in touch.”
If you have any information please visit beds.police.uk/ro/report or call 101. For Sundon Park Road quote reference Operation Sydney, and for Nunnery Lane quote reference Operation Roydon.