Police seek second suspect as teen charged with attempted murder
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A teenager has been charged with attempted murder after a man was stabbed in Luton earlier this week.
Police were called shortly after 11pm on Monday (25 September) to reports of a man with serious stab wounds after he was attacked in Chapel Street, Luton.
The victim, a man in his 20s, was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
Yesterday (Wednesday), a 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon. He has been remanded into custody.
Officers are now seeking a second suspect and are asking anyone with information to come forward. He is described as wearing dark clothing and riding a dark coloured electric bike around the time of the incident.
Detective Sergeant Scott Fowler, from Bedfordshire Police’s Boson guns and gangs team, said: “This was a heinous attack that left a young man fighting for his life and no doubt has deeply affected those that witnessed it.
“I would like to extend my thanks to the members of the public that administered lifesaving first aid support to the victim.
“Despite making good headway in this investigation, we are keen to identify a second suspect that we believe was involved in the attack.
“We cannot stress enough how devastating knife crime is not only for victims and perpetrators, but the wider community too. Speaking directly to those carrying weapons - just drop it. There are weapons bins across the county, there is support available, you do have a choice – make the right one."
A 16 year-old boy was also arrested in connection with the incident and has since been bailed.