A man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a pensioner who was killed in his Carnegie Gardens home today.
The 35-year-old was arrested in Warwickshire at around 7pm this evening and will be brought to Luton Police Station for questioning.
A 67-year-old man died in the garage of his home after a “violent and savage” attack at around 2pm.
He was found by a member of the public who was delivering leaflets in the area.
Emergency services attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim’s wife was in the house at the time of the incident and was unaware of what had happened until the police and paramedics arrived.
Detective Chief Inspector Jason Gordon from the BCHMCU is leading the investigation.
He said: “This is a violent incident that has left a family and community in total shock. The victim was at home tidying his garage when he was violently and savagely set upon in an unprovoked attack. While we have a man in custody, it is very important that anyone who has information about the incident comes forward and speaks to the police. We need to build a picture of what led to this murder and why he came to be a victim in this horrific event. Our deepest sympathies are with his family at this time.”
A cordon remains in place at the scene in Carnegie Gardens while a full forensic examination of the area takes place.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Bedfordshire Police, in confidence, on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively, contact the crime fighting charity anonymously Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.