A trail of blood was left smeared on the floor of a shopping centre in Luton following a shocking attack where two men were stabbed in the middle of the day.
Horrified shoppers at The Mall looked on as the incident took place at 2.30pm on Sunday afternoon.
Pictures taken just after show a floor covered in blood and red footprints, while a large knife can also be seen on the ground nearby.
Police rushed to the shopping mall and closed it down while they investigated the scene.
The two men involved in the stabbing were both taken to hospital with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.
Bedfordshire Police’s Detective Inspector Jackie Dadd said: ‘This happened in broad daylight in a busy shopping centre and has obviously caused some real concern to members of the public.
‘Such violence in a public place will not be tolerated and we are committed to tackling anyone who thinks it is acceptable to act in this manner.
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‘We are aware that there are a lot of images and video being circulated on social media, and would urge anyone who captured the incident on their phones to contact police. We are also keen to speak to anyone who has any information about what happened.’
Anyone with any information, or anyone who was in the area at around 2.30pm and witnessed anything, is asked to call 101 quoting reference number 184 of 21 January.