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Man charged with wife’s murder

b12-414 Scenesetter of cordoned off area at intersection between Dudley St and Rosamund Road in Bedford where stabbing of a woman occured.

b12-414 Scenesetter of cordoned off area at intersection between Dudley St and Rosamund Road in Bedford where stabbing of a woman occured.

A MAN has been charged with the murder of his wife after she was found dead in a quiet residential street yesterday morning.

Afsana Kossar, 35 was pronounced dead at the scene on the corner of Rosamond Road, close to her home, and Dudley Street after police responded to reports that a woman had been stabbed.

Officers from the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service, have today charged her husband Sajid Mahmood, 51 with her murder and he will appear at Luton Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (Friday).

Several roads were closed yesterday including the junctions of Dudley Street and Goldington Road with Rosamond Road while scenes of crime officers examined the area.

Colin Hubbard, who lives in Denmark Street, said: “I received an early morning call from a friend who saw a lady on the road and he was quite distressed.

“We thought someone had been knocked down by a car but then we realised that something quite serious had happened.”

He added: “It’s a quiet sort of area, especially Rosamond Road, and we do not get a lot of crime. I have lived in the area for 25 years and there have been no incidents during that time of this scale that I know of.

“It’s not something you usually wake up to but these things do happen.”

 

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