Teenager arrested on suspicion of murder after man 'stabbed to death' in Bedford

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder (ARCHIVE IMAGE)
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A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder following an alleged fatal stabbing in a bustling area of Bedford, police have confirmed.

Just before 2pm on Friday, emergency crews were scrambled to Riverfield Drive after reports of a man being stabbed. Bedfordshire Police confirmed a man in his 20s was declared dead at the scene.

An 18-year-old man was arrested and taken in for questioning after a murder probe was launched by detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit.

While the deceased has yet to be officially named, officers have confirmed that his kin are receiving support.

Detective Inspector Dale Mepstead said: "We understand that incidents such as these have a significant impact on our residents. Our thoughts are first and foremost with the loved ones of the man who lost his life in such awful circumstances.

"This incident happened in a busy area with several people present. If you witnessed this or if you have any video footage or images, then please get in touch.

"There is no place for knife crime within our society and we will continue to do what we can to tackle this."

The force is urging anyone with information to come forward via the Bedfordshire Police website or by calling 101, quoting Operation Konic.

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