Man arrested in connection with attempted murder in Luton

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One man suffered life-changing injuries and four others were hurt in a mass brawl involving men with knives, machetes and bats in Luton in the early hours of Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

Six others were arrested following the trouble which broke out in Dunstable Road at around a 12.45am.

One man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the incident and is currently in police custody for questioning.

Four men in their 20s and one man in his 40s were also arrested on suspicion of violent disorder in connection with the incident. Two of the men are currently in hospital being treated for their injuries.

Detective Sergeant Ryan Barnes, leading the investigation, said: “This was a scene of appalling violence involving multiple people fighting and causing deliberate harm to one and other and we will not tolerate this type of violent activity in Luton.

“We have arrested six men in connection with the disorder, but we believe there are many others involved so we are urging anyone with information to come forward so we can identify those involved in this deplorable incident.

“If anyone saw or heard anything at all, or has mobile phone or dash cam footage, then we would really like to hear from you.

“We are aware of a number of videos circulating on social media. If we are to give the best chance of securing justice for the victims, we would ask that people do not share films or images, and refrain from speculating on the incident.”