Kempston murder inquiry: Man arrested

Vineyard Way, Kempston Part of Vineyard Way was sealed off as part of the police investigation

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death in his bungalow and his wife injured.

The suspect was arrested at 07:00 BST after the attack in the home in Vineyard Way, Kempston, Bedfordshire, on Tuesday night.

The man and woman, both in their 60s, were taken to Bedford hospital.

The man, who was from Turkey, died in hospital and his wife was treated for minor injuries.

The suspect was arrested in nearby Gorse Farm Road, in Cotton End.

'Lovely man'

The incident is being investigated by Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit.

Det Ch Insp Tim Redfearn said: "We have launched a murder investigation and a team of detectives is now piecing together exactly what happened at the home in Vineyard Way last night."

Police said the victims' family were being supported by specialist officers.

Neighbour Karen Murphy, 38, said: "He was a lovely man, always cracking jokes. He was retired and looked after his wife, who was in a wheelchair.

"I am so shocked this happened here. I moved out of Luton to get away from things like this."

Police cordoned off the Pilgrims Housing Association bungalow and the house next door in the cul-de-sac while while forensic examinations were carried out.

Another neighbour Sarah Mason, 44, said: "There has been a lot of trouble around here. The police installed a camera because of drug dealing and youths playing football.

"He was often outside complaining about the noise they were making."

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