Arrest made after man was stabbed in Bedford as he sat in his car

A man in hit 60s was taken to hospital after being stabbed in his chest and neck as he sat in his car

Saturday, 5th June 2021, 9:58 pm
Updated Saturday, 5th June 2021, 10:00 pm

A man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Bedford this afternoon (Saturday, June 5).

At around 4pm, officers were called to a report that a man had been stabbed as he sat in his car in Maitland Street.

The man in his 60s was taken to hospital with multiple stab wounds to his chest and neck.

A man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Bedford

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in police custody for questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Marie Gresswell, investigating, said: “We are working to establish the circumstances of this incident, and are following up several lines of enquiry.

“We believe this was an isolated incident with no risk to the wider public, and our officers remain on scene to give reassurance to residents and listen to any concerns they may have.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at that time and has any dash cam footage, CCTV, or information, which could help us in our investigation.”

Anyone with information can contact police through the force’s online reporting centre or by calling 101, quoting reference number 305 of 5 June.

Alternatively, you can call independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.