Luton: Murder hunt launched after man in his 30s dies while woman companion hospitalised after 2am knife attack

By Layth Yousif

18th Sep 2023 | Local News

Murder investigation launched following death in Luton
Murder investigation launched following death in Luton

Murder investigation launched following death in Luton 

Major Crime detectives have launched a murder enquiry after a man was killed in Luton in the early hours of Saturday morning (16 September).

Emergency services were called at around 155am to reports that two people had been attacked by what is believed to be two men with knives in Tenth Avenue in the Sundon Park area of the town.  

One man in his 30s was declared dead at the scene and a woman was taken to hospital for treatment for her injuries.

Officers have been conducting house to house enquiries and specialist teams have been gathering evidence from the crime scene over the last two days.

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Justine Jenkins said: "We understand the impact shocking incidents like this have on local residents and want to reassure the community that officers are pursuing all lines of inquiry to progress the investigation and identify those responsible. We are particularly interested to hear from anyone who was in and around the area between 1am and 3am and may have dashcam footage.

"Knife crime has no place in our society and my thoughts are with the families of the victims and all those affected. I would also like to thank the local emergency services for their fast and professional response to this serious incident."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police quoting Operation Morcote. Alternatively information can be reported to Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800555111 or


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