Woman stabbed outside school during morning drop off as man arrested

Police said a woman sustained serious injuries and a man has been arrested following incident in Luton

Amy-Clare Martin
Crime Correspondent
Tuesday 21 May 2024 13:30 BST
Police at the scene of the stabbing in Dunstable Road
Police at the scene of the stabbing in Dunstable Road (Lucy North/PA Wire)

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A woman has been stabbed outside a school during the morning drop off.

The victim was rushed to hospital after suffering serious injuries during the horrifying 8.30am attack in Luton, north London on Tuesday.

A man has been arrested and is being held in custody. Bedfordshire Police said that all children inside the school were safe and there was no further threat to the public.

A forensics tent and officers in the street following the attack
A forensics tent and officers in the street following the attack (Lucy North/PA Wire)

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A police spokesperson said: “Bedfordshire Police is investigating the stabbing of a woman near a school in Dunstable Road, Luton shortly after 8.30am this morning (Tuesday).

“The victim has been taken to hospital with serious injuries. One man has been arrested and is currently in police custody.

“All children are safe within the school and there is no wider threat to the public.”

Police have said they will maintain a strong presence in the area to reassure members of the public.

“Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to contact police on 101 quoting the reference 84,” a police spokesperson added.

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