Beds, Herts & Bucks

Man taken to hospital after stabbing brawl in Luton

The scene of the stabbing in central Luton
Image caption Police said they would be using CCTV in an attempt to identify those involved

A man has been taken to hospital after a stab wound after a fight involving two groups of males on a Luton street.

Four teenagers have been arrested following the fight, which started outside Lloyds bank in George Street before moving into Wellington Street.

Police were called at 12:15 GMT. Lower Wellington Street was then closed as a crime scene.

Some of those involved were armed with knives and used their belts as weapons, a police spokesman said.

The victim was taken to hospital in a squad car and Bedfordshire Police said he had serious, but not life-threatening, injuries. His condition is described as stable.

Two 17-year-old boys and two men, aged 18 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of affray.

Det Insp Sean Quinn said: "This is being treated as an isolated incident between two groups of people.

Officers would be "trawling through CCTV to identify anyone who was involved", he said.

Image caption Lower Wellington Street has been closed as a crime scene