Teenager arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after Queens Park stabbing

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Charge/Arrest Bedford Bedfordshire Police

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing in Queen’s Park last night (22 August).

Police were called to reports that a teenager has been stabbed at around 5.20pm and the attacker had left the scene.

A 17-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Detective Inspector Emma Pitts from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: “This was an atrocious attack that took place in broad daylight in a public area, which left a teenage boy in hospital fighting for his life.

 “We are working hard to piece together the events leading up this incident.

“We will never tolerate knife crime, and we are doing all we can to investigate what happened.”

Anyone with any information about the incident can call independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Crimestoppers do not record your name or phone number, and do not need to know who you are, just what you know.

Alternatively, call Bedfordshire Police on 101 quoting reference number Op Lyme.

You can also report online at www.bedfordshire.police.uk/report.