2 Arrests Over Luton Stabbing

28 May 2013, 12:16 | Updated: 28 May 2013, 12:24

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Luton on Sunday night have arrested two people on suspicion of murder.

Bedfordshire Police can also confirm that the murder victim is Jordan MaGuire, 20, of Thrales Close, Luton.

A 22 year old man and a 16 year old girl were arrested on Monday evening May 27 after voluntarily attending Luton Police Station. The pair remain in custody at the police station and will be questioned today about the incident.

Officers were called to a property in Thrales Close, Marsh Farm, by colleagues from the Ambulance Service at around 8.15pm on Sunday after they received reports that somebody had been stabbed.

Firearms units attended the property where the victim was found with serious injuries. He was rushed to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Collin, of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire MCU, is keen to trace anyone who may have information relating to this incident.

He said: “This was a very brutal murder and a team of detectives is now piecing together exactly what took place in Thrales Close this evening. Our officers are working with witnesses and members of the victims’ family to establish what happened prior to the stabbing and who may be responsible for this. The early stages of this investigation suggest that the victim may well have known his attacker as there was no indication of a disturbance prior to the fatal assault. I would urge anyone who may have seen the incident itself or anyone with even the smallest piece of information to come forward and speak with the police in complete confidence, or alternatively, they can speak to members of the independent charity Crimestoppers, completely anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”

Anyone with information relating to this investigation is urged to contact officers from the MCU, in confidence on 01707 355666, or call Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information on 07786 200011.