Fight leaves one dead in Luton

25 April 2019, 19:25 | Updated: 25 April 2019, 19:26

Mangrove Road Assault

Detectives have launched a murder investigation and are issuing a further appeal for information, following the death of a man who sustained serious head injuries yesterday (Wednesday).

Police were called to reports of a fight between three men in Mangrove Road at approximately 615am.

A man in his 50s was taken to hospital and has now died of his injuries.
Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit (MCU) have now launched a murder investigation.
Detective Inspector Jerry Waite, senior investigating officer, said:

“The victim sustained serious head injuries during this incident which have tragically resulted in his death today.  Our thoughts are with his family at this time.
I am appealing to anyone who saw what happened, or who has any information which could help our investigation, to get in touch immediately.”
Two men arrested following the incident remain in custody, and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with any information is asked to call DI Waite on 101 quoting Operation Pirelli.

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Police have confirmed this is not connected to the separate murder investigation in Hitchin Road in Luton.