Investigation into suspected murderer’s contact with police

The scene of the murder

The scene of the murder


The contact Beds Police had with a suspected murderer the day before a pensioner was killed is being investigated.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating Beds Police’s contact with Sameer Babar

prior to the murder of Leonard Flower on October 22.

Police officers attended the address of Mr Babar on the evening of October 21 after he contacted them.

Mr Flower, 67, was attacked while working in his garage at home in Luton on the afternoon of October 22 and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr Babar, 35, has since been charged with the murder.

Bedfordshire Police referred the matter to the IPCC straight away.

IPCC Commissioner Mary Cunneen said: “We have advised Mr Flower’s family of our involvement and I would like to express my sincere condolences to them at this difficult time. We will be updating them as our investigation progresses.”


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