Police Begin Double Murder Inquiry

19 October 2016, 18:05 | Updated: 19 October 2016, 18:15

Essex Close, Luton Murder

Bedfordshire Police have confirmed they are investigating the possibility of a double murder in Luton.

Initially, police were investigating after the body of a man was found in a bin outside a property in Essex Close, Luton, at approximately 9pm on Monday (17 Oct).

A murder investigation was launched, but now, officers are investigating whether the death is linked to the death of a woman who was found at a property, also in Essex Close the previous Monday, the 10th October.

The woman’s death was initially being treated as unexplained but police are now investigating whether she was murdered.

Detective Inspector Fraser Wylie, senior investigating officer, said:

"This is an incredibly complex investigation and we would like to reassure the public that we have a dedicated team of officers on the case, who are working to establish the circumstances surrounding the death of both the man and woman.

I’d like to appeal for anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the vicinity of Essex Close in the last week, and in particular over the weekend leading to Monday 10 October, to get in touch."

One man has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder and remains in police custody for questioning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Connery.