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Man charged with murder after Bedford stab death

John-Mark Duffy Image copyright Issued by Bedfordshire Police
Image caption A post-mortem examination confirmed Mr Duffy died from a stab wound to the chest

A 47-year-old man has been charged with murder after a fatal stabbing in Bedford.

Ian Brunner, of Byron Crescent, Bedford, is accused of killing John-Mark Duffy, 39, on Monday.

A post-mortem examination revealed Mr Duffy, who died in an ambulance in Byron Crescent, had suffered a stab wound to the chest.

Bedfordshire Police say they are looking for the weapon involved. Mr Brunner is due at court in Luton later.

In a statement, Mr Duffy's brother, Anthony, said: "John-Mark was one of the friendliest people you could ever meet; he'll be deeply missed by all of his family who loved him dearly."

Bedfordshire Police have appealed to residents, particularly those in Ashburnham Road, Alexandra Road and Conduit Road, not to touch a knife or any other sharp instrument if they find one discarded.

Image copyright South Beds News Agency
Image caption Mr Duffy died on his way to hospital after being taken from a house in Byron Crescent in Bedford

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