Armed police hunt man after children’s centre stabbing

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

Armed police officers continue to search for a man after a stabbing at a children’s contact centre in Luton yesterday.

Beds Police were called to reports of an attack at Purple Professional Services on Rothesay Road at 4.45pm.

A man was taken by air ambulance to hospital with suspected stab wounds to his chest and chin and medics took a woman to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital by road.

At around 5.20pm armed officers were seen searching carriages at Luton train station but as of yet no arrests have been made.

A Beds Police spokesperson said: “(We) have launched an investigation into how and why the pair were injured and are conducting an area search for a second man who was seen making off from the scene at the time.

“That search continues this evening.”

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

The Luton News has contacted the company for a comment.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area, or has information that may assist, can call police, in confidence, on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.