Man arrested after driver stabbed in neck and chest near children’s play area

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The driver was stabbed on Maitland Road near a playground. (Google Maps)
The driver was stabbed on Maitland Road near a playground. (Google Maps)

A man has been arrested after a driver was stabbed repeatedly in the neck and chest near a children’s play area in Bedford.

Bedfordshire Police officers were called to reports that a man had been stabbed as he sat in his car in Maitland Street at 4pm on Saturday.

The man in his 60s was rushed to hospital with multiple stab wounds to his chest and neck.

Police said they believed the stabbing was “an isolated incident with no risk to the wider public”.

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The force later announced that a 21-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.

He has been taken into police custody for questioning.

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Detective Chief Inspector Marie Gresswell, investigating, said: “We are working to establish the circumstances of this incident, and are following up several lines of enquiry.

“We believe this was an isolated incident with no risk to the wider public, and our officers remain on scene to give reassurance to residents and listen to any concerns they may have.

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“We would also like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at that time and has any dash cam footage, CCTV, or information, which could help us in our investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact police by calling 101 quoting reference number 305 from the 5 June or call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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