Murder Investigation Launched In Milton Keynes
Officers from Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit have launched a murder investigation in Milton Keynes.
At just after 1.30pm yesterday (11/2), officers were called to reports of a boy being stabbed near Milton Keynes College, Chaffron Way.
Emergency services treated him at the scene for serious injuries before taking him to Milton Keynes General Hospital, where he sadly died.
His next of kin have been informed and specially trained officers are supporting them.
An 18-year-old man from Milton Keynes has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
A number of people have already come forward to provide information and we are very grateful to them. If anyone else has any information, who hasn’t yet come forward, please contact Thames Valley Police on 101 or through our online reporting form quoting reference 43220064415.
If you do not wish to speak to police you can report 100% anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.
Following this incident, a section 60 order has been put in place in Milton Keynes until 4.06pm today (12/2).
This section 60 order temporarily enhances our stop and search powers, meaning that officers can stop and search anyone within the area shown on the attached map for items connected with violence, helping to keep weapons off our streets.
Superintendent Marc Tarbit, Commander for Milton Keynes police area, said: “I am saddened to see another murder in Milton Keynes as a result of a knife and I will do all I can to take these weapons off our streets.
“Whilst a section 60 order may sound alarming, enhancing our stop and search powers provides us with another tactic to quickly identify and disrupt those carrying weapons. If you are stopped by an officer, please do not be worried as this does not mean that you are in trouble. You will see more police officers in the area whilst the order is in place and we expect to carry out more stop and searches than usual.”
For more information, you can read the witness appeal on the Thames Valley Police website or see further details of the section 60 order.
The area covered by the section 60 order is the area bounded by; H4 Dansteed Way, A5, H8 Standing Way, MK Borough Southern Boundary, A4146, A5, H10 Bletcham Way and V10 Brickhill Street.