A MAN was repeatedly stabbed in the neck and chest as he sat in his car near a children's play area in Bedford.

The savage attack took place at around 4pm this afternoon.

The victim, in his 60s, was rushed to hospital.

A 21-year-old man was last night being questioned by police, who said they believed it was “an isolated incident with no risk to the wider public”.

Detective Chief Inspector Marie Gresswell, investigating, said: “We believe this was an isolated incident with no risk to the wider public, and our officers remain on scene to give reassurance to residents and listen to any concerns they may have.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at that time and has any dash cam footage, CCTV, or information, which could help us in our investigation.”

Bedfordshire Police said in a Twitter statement: "A man has been arrested in connection with an incident in Bedford this afternoon (Saturday), in which a man was stabbed.

"At around 4pm, we were called to a report that a man had been stabbed as he sat in his car in Maitland Street."

Anyone with information can contact police through the force’s online reporting centre at https://bedfordshire.police.uk/report/Report#26648589… or by calling 101, quoting reference number 305 of 5 June.

Alternatively, you can call independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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