Armed officers swoop after teen attacked with knife


Armed police officers were called to Birdsfoot Lane, Luton, after a schoolboy attempted to stab a teen with a knife.

The school age victim was walking home at 4pm last Thursday when he was approached by two other school age offenders, one of whom has produced a knife and attempted to stab him in the thigh but missed and slashed his trousers instead.

The same offender then punched him in the nose before the second offender threatened him verbally.

All males involved were black and aged between 14 and 17.

There were several calls to this incident at the time, prompting armed officers to attend but the offenders had already made off.

PC Dermot Dunne, investigating the incident knows the road was busy at the time and plenty of people probably saw what happened.

He said: “This was a frightening experience for the victim who narrowly missed more serious injury.

“As there were a lot of school children around I would hope that there was witnesses to this and I am appealing to them to come forward to assist our enquiries.

“I know people are sometimes reluctant to get involved but any information you pass on will be treated in strictest confidence.”

If you have information relating to this incident, contact PC Dunne, in confidence on 01582 394116, the non-

emergency 101 number, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at