Teenager Charged With Attempted Murder After Leighton Stabbing


4:28pm 23rd June 2011
(Updated 4:34pm 23rd June 2011)

A 14 year-old boy has been charged by police with the attempted murder of a 34 year-old from Leighton Buzzard.

A youth from Southend has, on the advice of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), been charged by police with attempted murder, following a stabbing incident in Leighton Buzzard.

CPS lawyer, Neil Vaughan, from the Thames and Chiltern Daytime Charging Unit, said: 'I can confirm that I have advised charging a 14 year-old male from Southend with attempted murder, following an incident at a property in Linslade, Leighton Buzzard on 30 April, in which a 34-year-old male received stab wounds to his neck. The victim had to undergo extensive surgery in hospital.

Thankfully, he has survived this ordeal.'

'The defendant was charged by the Bedfordshire Police Serious Crime Unit today (23/6) and has been bailed to appear at Luton Youth Court on 5 July.

The youngster from Southend in Essex was charged this afternoon following a stabbing on the 30th of April - in which a man suffered stab wounds to his neck inside at an address in Linslade.

The victim survived the attack after having extensive surgery.

Befordshire Police charged the teenager who's now been bailed to return to court on the 5th of July.

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