Attempted murder arrest after detectives speak to victim

Detectives investigating a serious assault in Health and Reach have arrested a woman on suspicion of attempted murder.

Officers from the Serious Investigation Team, based at Luton Police Station, arrested the 38-year-old woman on Friday (May 23) on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with an assault that happened in a flat above what was formerly known as the Duke’s Head Public House, now known as Shaanti Indian Restaurant, in Leighton Road.

The investigation into the assault began after the 46-year-old victim was found injured in his home at 6.30am on May 11 by members of the ambulance service.

Police have now been able to speak with the victim, who is recovering from serious head injuries, and are making a further appeal for information from the public.

Det Sgt Steve Facer, investigating, is keen to speak with anyone who saw the victim or anyone suspicious in the area between midnight and 6am on May 11.

Det Sgt Facer said: “We have now been able to speak with the victim who is in the process of recovering from his ordeal and with the information he has been able to provide we can now narrow down the time of the assault to between midnight and 6am on Sunday, May 11.

“Although we have arrested a person in connection with this investigation this still doesn’t mean this inquiry has been completed.

“We still need to trace anyone who may have seen or heard any unusual activity during this key six-hour period and I would urge anyone who has information, no matter insignificant it may seem, to come forward and help piece together the circumstance surrounding this assault.”

The woman has now been released on police bail pending further investigation.

Anyone with information relating to this crime can contact Det Sgt Facer at Luton Police Station, in confidence, on 01582 394066, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.