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Teenager seriously injured in Luton attack

A 15-year-old girl has suffered serious head injuries in an attack in Bedfordshire.

The teenager was found by a member of the public in Lewsey Park, Luton, at 20:40 GMT on Sunday.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene and the girl was taken to hospital, where she is in a serious condition.

A search was made by the police helicopter and officers on foot.

Det Insp Ian Morgan appealed to anyone who was in the area between 19:30 and 20:30 GMT and saw or heard anything unusual to contact officers.

Det Insp Morgan said: "We are piecing together the circumstances and believe the injuries were caused during an assault.

"This area is busy and it is possible that pedestrians or residents may have seen a person running from the area during the evening. I would urge them to contact the police urgently with any information they may have."

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