Man arrested on suspicion of murder after teenager stabbed to death

Micah Urquhart was killed on September 13

Micah Urquhart was killed on September 13 - Credit: Archant

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder today (Wednesday) following a series of raids.

A 22-year-old man from Luton is now being questioned by police over the fatal stabbing of Micah Urquhart, who grew up in Hitchin and attended The John Henry Newman School in Stevenage.

The 19-year-old died on September 13 after being found injured in Hastings Street in Luton, where he was living.

The arrest, which comes after three raids at addresses in the town, follows Waqar Younis, 18, of Queens Close, Luton, and Paul Lynham, 18, of Midland Road, Luton, both being charged with murder.

The two men appeared at Luton Crown Court last Tuesday and remain in custody with a further hearing yet to be set.

Another man, aged 43, was arrested on suspicion of murder last month and has been released on police bail.

Leading the inquiry, Detective Chief Inspector Sharn Basra, of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: “Although we have made significant progress with this inquiry and have charged two individuals, we continue to investigate Micah’s death and will pursue every lead possible.

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“Detectives are continuing to piece together Micah’s last movements – we know he was last seen leaving his home address in Hastings Street at 3.30pm on Thursday, September 12, as he was heading on foot towards the town centre. It is important that anyone who saw or heard from him from 3.30pm on Thursday until 12.40am on Friday, September 13, should contact the inquiry team as soon as possible.

“A great number of witnesses have already come forward to provide us with information but I would urge anyone else who was in the Hastings Street area at the time and has not yet spoken to us to get in contact.