Wanted men seen on BBC’s Crimewatch could be in Bedford

21-year-old Q Johnson, also known as Ricky or Jamie Sampson is believed to have links to Bedford.
21-year-old Q Johnson, also known as Ricky or Jamie Sampson is believed to have links to Bedford.

Two men wanted in connection with an attempted murder 80 miles away could be in Bedford, say police.

Police have today re-released images of the suspects who were featured on last night’s BBC Crimewatch.

This unidentified man is also wanted in connection with the attempted murder.

This unidentified man is also wanted in connection with the attempted murder.

It follows the stabbing of a 28-year-old man on Sidmouth Street, Reading, at about 5pm on Boxing Day 2015.

The victim sustained wounds to his chest, including a punctured lung.

He was treated at The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford but has since been discharged.

21-year-old Q Johnson, also known as Ricky or Jamie Sampson is believed to have links to Bedford and Wandsworth in London.

The second image is of an unidentified man who is also wanted in connection with the attempted murder.

It is believed he is in his twenties and may be known as Diego (pictured left).

Both men are black, about 5ft 8ins and of medium build.

Det Con Ben Sherriff of Force CID based at Reading police station, said: “Our appeal was published on BBC’s Crimewatch last night and we thank members of the public for their help since the programme was aired. We would urge anyone else to please come forward with any information.

“I would appeal to anyone with any information about the whereabouts of Q Johnson, who is also known as Ricky or Jamie Sampson, to contact police immediately.

“I would also appeal to anyone who recognises the second man, who we believe is known as Diego, to make contact with the police as soon as possible.

“If you are harbouring either of these men then you could be committing a crime, so it is vitally important that you contact us now. The easiest way to do this is by visiting your nearest police station or by calling 101.

“Members of the public are advised not to approach either men, but instead call 999.

“If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”