16 year-old boy murdered in Bedford


A 16 year-old boy was murdered on Ashmead Road in Bedford on Sunday night. The boy suffered stab wounds and other injuries but despite being taken to hospital for treatment, later died from his injuries.

Bedfordshire Police arrested a 19-year-old man from Bedford in connection with the incident and remains in custody. They are now appealing for witnesses or anyone else with information to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Michael Branston, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, investigating, said: “It is always a tragedy when someone so young loses their life and our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends.

“We will do all we can to trace those responsible and bring them to justice. The public can play a big part in helping us do that.

“Anyone who was in the area and witnessed the incident, or has any other information, should contact us as soon as they can.”

You can report information to the force on 101 or via the online reporting centre on the Bedfordshire Police website, quoting Operation Powell.

Alternatively you can report information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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