Detectives mark month anniversary of Jubilee Park stabbing to appeal for more information

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Ashish Sachdev Nahar who was murdered in Jubilee Park in June 2023
Ashish Sachdev Nahar died from a stab wound in June. Image: Bedfordshire Police

Detectives will be returning to Jubilee Park in Bedford tomorrow evening (Thursday) to carry out an anniversary appeal one month after Ashish Sachdev Nahar was stabbed to death.

Officers will be speaking to people in the park to see if anyone remembers anything about the evening of Thursday 29 June, when the 25-year-old was discovered in the park in Canvin Way. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A post-mortem found the cause of death was a single stab wound to the heart. A 16-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Katie Dounias, from the Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, leading the investigation, said: “While a teenager has been charged, this remains an active investigation and we are keen to speak to anyone who has any information about Mr Nahar’s tragic death.

“We’ll have officers in the park between 8pm and 9pm handing out leaflets and speaking to anyone who might have been in the area at the time of this incident.

“Any information, no matter how small or insignificant it might seem, could prove vital in bringing those responsible to justice.”

Mr Nahar’s mother previously released a statement describing him as a “cheerful joyful young man who had all his life ahead of him”.

She added: “Ashish was deeply loved and will forever be missed terribly.”

A 46-year-old woman remains on bail on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

If you saw or know anything that could assist the investigation, contact police by calling 101 quoting Operation Version, or report online via a Major Incident Public Portal – https://mipp.police.uk/operation/35SA020123B09-PO1 

You can also report anonymously on the Crimestoppers website through crimestoppers-uk.org or call 0800 555 111.

Find out what Bedfordshire Police is doing to tackle knife crime, and how you can help, by visiting https://www.beds.police.uk/police-forces/bedfordshire-police/areas/campaigns/campaigns/operation-sceptre-tackling-knife-crime-in-our-county/