Two teenagers are being held after a another boy died in a fatal stabbing near a school on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Luton.
The pair were arrested after police were called to reports that a another teenager had been stabbed after an attack in Stoneygate Road in town at around 4pm.
A 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital with multiple stab wounds, but was pronounced dead just after 6pm.
In a statement Challney Boys school said: “We are saddened to learn of a tragic incident that occurred near to the school.
“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family. We understand that no current students were involved in the incident.”
Bedfordshire Police say while he has not yet been formally identified, his family has been made aware.
A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection to the incident, having received hospital treatment for minor injuries.
A third teenage boy who suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries has been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.
Speaking on Tuesday, June 8, Superintendent John Murphy from Bedfordshire Police said: “Appalling violence has cost a teenage boy his life today. We have dedicated specialist officers piecing together the circumstances around this shocking attack and our thoughts are with the victim’s family, as well as friends and the wider community who will be concerned and saddened by this news.
“We believe this was an isolated incident with no risk to the wider public, and our community officers will be patrolling the area to give reassurance to residents.
“We will pursue anybody who thinks the use of weapons is acceptable and we will crack down hard on anybody perpetrating this kind of crime. “We are doing all we can, but would always encourage our communities to report anything they may have seen.
“You don’t have to talk to us – if you have information or concerns, you can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously and in confidence.”
Anyone with information can call the force on 101 quoting Operation Alstromeria. Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.