Man charged with murder of 39-year-old man in Byron Crescent

The scene in Byron Crescent, Bedford.

The scene in Byron Crescent, Bedford.

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A 47 year-old man being held in police custody on suspicion of the murder was last night (Tuesday, January 27) charged by detectives.

Ian Brunner, of Byron Crescent, Bedford, was charged by officers for stabbing 39-year-old “bachelor” John-Mark Duffy (pictured) in the chest.

John-Mark Duffy who died in Byron Crescent, Bedford.

John-Mark Duffy who died in Byron Crescent, Bedford.

He will appear before magistrates in Luton today (Wednesday, January 28) to be formally charged with murder.

A statement released by Mr Duffy’s brother, Anthony, said: “John-Mark was one of the friendliest people you could ever meet; he’ll be deeply missed by all of his family who loved him dearly.”

A post-mortem for Mr Duffy yesterday (Tuesday) concluded that he died of a stab wound to the chest.

The victim died in an ambulance outside the property and a post-mortem, which was conducted on Tuesday afternoon, concluded that he died of a stab wound to the chest.

Police are still searching for the knife or sharp instrument they believe was used during the incident.

Police continue to remind residents, particularly those in Ashburnham Road, Alexandra Road and Conduit Road, not to touch a knife or other sharp instrument if they find it discarded in their gardens, wheelie bins or elsewhere.

Anyone with information can contact police, in confidence, on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.