Luton crime: Police make ‘significant progress’ as arrests made whilst teen fights for his life in hospital
Police have made a number of arrests following an incident in Luton which has left a teenager fighting for their life. At around 1.20am on Thursday morning (June 2), police were called to New Bedford Road in Luton.
They found a seriously injured 17-year-old boy lying in the road, who was rushed to hospital where he remains in a critical condition. Whilst police initially believed his injuries were sustained after a hit-and-run incident, they are now considering other lines of enquiry.
The teenager was reportedly with others in the Crawley Road car park a short time before he was found injured. One of this group was then seen outside Dominos Pizza in the Crystal House complex of shops, while the victim and others went under the nearby bridge towards Luton railway station.
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Regarding the incident, Detective Chief Inspector Nick Gardner said: “We are making significant progress into establishing the circumstances of this incident and made two arrests whilst we follow several other lines of enquiry. Although the circumstances initially suggested a car incident – due to the level of injuries sustained by the victim – we cannot rule out that this teenager was harmed intentionally by someone else.
“We are still appealing for information so are urging anyone who may have been driving on Telford Way, parked in Crawley Road, or have any other information or context which can help us, to please get in touch as soon as possible. The investigation team are also keen to trace a blue BMW vehicle that was seen in the area at the time of the incident.
“If you become aware of a blue BMW parked in your area that you do not recognise, then we would like to hear from you.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police via https://orlo.uk/ircDr or call 101 quoting reference 40/31769/22 or Operation Islands. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through https://orlo.uk/S3qjj.