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27 June 2013, 06:00
Exactly one week after a 59 year old Luton man was stabbed in Mersey Place, Luton detectives have be revisited the area seeking key witnesses.
Members of the Serious Investigation Team, based at Luton Police Station, have been in the Mersey Place/Liverpool Street area of the town speaking to members of the public and handing out leaflets, appealing for information.
The incident happened in Mersey Place on June 19 at 3.20pm when the victim got out of his car to check his vehicle. Detectives have also released CCTV footage of the offence in a hope that the images will spark the memory of anyone who was in the area.
The footage shows the victim’s car stopping and the victim putting the hood up on the grey Saab convertible to gain access to the boot space. Shortly after this the victim was approached by two men who stabbed him several times in quick succession.
The victim managed to get to the doctor’s surgery in Liverpool Street for help and was taken to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital where he underwent surgery. He is now at home recovering from his ordeal.
Leading the investigation, Detective Sergeant Katie Dounias, said: “Officers have been speaking to members of the public in a hope that someone will remember seeing two men acting suspiciously in the area or the incident itself. We are also still seeking information relating to a dog walker who spoke to the victim shortly after the incident. This person is described as a white man with an unkempt appearance, possibly mixed race, and had a small light coloured, possibly bull terrier type dog with him. This man stood very close to the scene and spoke to the victim shortly after the assault. He is believed to have information that is vital to this investigation.”
The offenders are described as a black man and a man with an Asian appearance.
Anyone with information relating to this incident can contact DS Katie Dounias, in confidence, at Luton Police Station on 01582 394085, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.