Police investigating St John’s Street, Bedford stabbing

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A man in his 50s was taken to hospital early this morning after he was found with “stab wounds” on St. John’s Street, Bedford.

Bedfordshire Police say they were called to the scene near The Heights tower block around 11:15 pm on Friday (21 January). Witnesses say around 11 police cars were present.

Officers believe he was injured in an incident at an address in Beauchamp Court earlier in the evening at around 9.30pm and are now trying to piece together what happened.

The man is still in hospital being treated for his injuries.

Detective Inspector Emma Langwith from Bedfordshire Police said: “We are investigating the circumstances into this incident, as although the man was found in St John’s Street, it appears that he was actually injured prior to this in a different location and so we are following all lines of enquiry to establish what actually happened.

“We are asking that if anyone was in either of these two areas yesterday evening and saw anything suspicious or knows anything that could help us with our investigation to please get in touch.”

St. John’s Road was closed from the junction with Cauldwell Street while an investigation was carried out and later opened around 9 am this morning.

Anyone with information can report it to Bedfordshire Police by calling 101 or at their online reported centre quoting reference 40/3976/22 of 21 January.

Update: This story was updated on 22 January 2022 at 1:21 pm. After further information from Bedfordshire Police, we corrected the time of the incident, added a quote from the investigating officer, added more information about the incident and an update on the man’s condition.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated with more information as it becomes available.


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