Teen charged with petrol station forecourt stabbing

A teenage boy has appeared in court charged with stabbing a man on a BP garage forecourt.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested on Friday after a man was attacked on the forecourt of a BP petrol station in Barton Road, Luton, at 9pm the previous night.

The boy has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent and appeared at Luton Magistrates’ Court on Saturday where he was remanded into custody to return tomorrow.

A 51-year-old man was also arrested and has been bailed until January 8 pending further enquiries.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment but was later discharged.

Police are still appealing for witnesses who may have been at the BP Garage when this offence took place.

Anyone with any information is asked to call detective constable Ian Williams on 01582 394475.

The investigation is being run by the force’s ‘Operation Boson’ team, which was set up to target those involved in gun crime and violent criminality.

If you have any information relating to gun crime in Luton, you can contact Bedfordshire Police on 101 or text information to 07786 200011.