Two further arrests in police investigation into teen's death
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Two teenagers have been arrested in connection to violence linked to the death of a teenage boy in Luton.
The two boys from the town were both arrested yesterday morning (Thursday) on suspicion of violent disorder and possession of a bladed article. The arrests were made by detectives investigating the death of Ashraf Habimana, 16, who died from stab wounds in Nunnery Lane on 29 September.
Three teenage boys have been charged with murder in connection to the incident, in which another teenage boy suffered serious injuries. The pair most recently arrested have been released on bail with conditions whilst the investigation continues.
Detective Inspector Graham Newton, from the Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, leading the investigation, said: “We all have a responsibility to challenge any sort of attitude or behaviour that suggests violence or carrying a knife is okay.
“In policing, this means taking a strong stance against anyone who arms themselves with a weapon or threatens to use it.
“These deplorable scenes that led to the death of Ashraf have understandably raised concerns and an overwhelming response from our communities.
“We are determined to do everything we can to get justice for Ashraf’s family, place those responsible before the courts – and send out a strong anti-knife crime message to everyone across Bedfordshire.”