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Luton Micah Urquhart stabbing: Teens on murder charge

Micah Urquhart
Image caption Micah Urquhart was found stabbed to death in the early hours of last Friday

Two teenagers have been charged with murdering a man in Luton.

Micah Urquhart, 19, was found stabbed to death in Hastings Street at about 00:40 BST last Friday.

Bedfordshire Police said Waqar Younis, 18, of Queen's Close, and Paul Lynham, also 18, of Midland Road, both in Luton, had been remanded in custody.

They are due to appear before town magistrates on Saturday. A post-mortem examination found Mr Urquhart died from a stab wound to the heart.

'Brutal manner'

A 43-year-old man also arrested on suspicion of murder remains on police bail.

Mr Urquhart was last seen walking towards the town centre from his home in Hastings Street at 03:30 BST on Thursday, police said.

An eyewitness told the BBC he saw a teenager clutching his stomach and staggering down the same street early the next morning.

Witnesses have been asked to come forward, including six men who were spotted on CCTV around the Hastings Street, Elizabeth Street and Windsor Street areas.

Born in Luton, Mr Urquhart grew up in Hitchin and Stevenage where he attended John Henry Newman School.

His family said they were "shocked and saddened" that "his young life has been cut short in such a brutal manner".