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Boy, 16, dies after Bedford street stabbing

The police cordon at Ashmead Road, Bedford Image copyright South Beds News
Image caption A police cordon has been put in place in Ashmead Road, Bedford

A 16-year-old boy has died after being found stabbed in a street, police have said.

He suffered stab wounds and other injuries in Ashmead Road, Bedford, at about 22:30 BST on Sunday.

The teenager, from Bedfordshire, died in hospital on Monday. Police have since increased patrols in the area and appealed for witnesses to contact them.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death and remains in custody.

Image caption A forensic team has been examining the scene
Image caption Police have stepped up patrols in the area

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