Man arrested after children’s centre stabbing

Purple Professional Services, on Rothesay Road, Luton
Purple Professional Services, on Rothesay Road, Luton

A man has been arrested in connection with a double stabbing at a children’s contact centre in Luton.

Beds Police were called to reports of an attack at Purple Professional Services on Rothesay Road at 4.45pm on Sunday and armed officers later conducted searches on carriages at Luton train station.

Last night a 44-year-old man from Newham, London, was arrested in relation to the incident.

He has been taken into police custody while further investigations are carried out.

Following the incident a man was taken by air ambulance to hospital with stab wounds to his chest and chin.

Medics also took a woman to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital by road.

The Luton News understands that she was also stabbed in the incident.

Purple Professional Services uses its base on Rothesay Road to hold contact sessions between children and parents.