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Man held over garage attack murder in Luton

Police vehicles outside the house in Carnegie Gardens
Image caption Bedfordshire Police said the 'violent attack' had left the community in 'total shock'

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a 67-year-old who was "violently attacked" in the garage of his home in Luton.

The victim was discovered by a member of the public, who was delivering leaflets, at about 14:00 BST in Carnegie Gardens.

A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in Warwickshire at about 19:00 BST.

He will be brought to Luton Police Station for questioning.

A Bedfordshire Police spokeswoman said: "The victim's wife, who was in the house at the time of the incident, was unaware of what had happened until the police and paramedics arrived."

Det Ch Insp Jason Gordon said: "This is a violent incident that has left a family and community in total shock.

"The victim was at home tidying his garage when he was violently and savagely set upon in an unprovoked attack.

"While we have a man in custody, it is very important that anyone who has information about the incident comes forward and speaks to the police. We need to build a picture of what led to this, and why he came to be a victim in this horrific event."

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