Murder charge

A quiet residential area was left in shock at the weekend after a man was found dying in his home from a stab wound. Paramedics went to a top floor flat in The Rally, Arlesey, shortly after 6am on Saturday following a 999 call. The paramedic crew based at

A quiet residential area was left in shock at the weekend after a man was found dying in his home from a stab wound.

Paramedics went to a top floor flat in The Rally, Arlesey, shortly after 6am on Saturday following a 999 call.

The paramedic crew based at Letchworth GC found Steven Gangzuk fatally wounded. Mr Gangzuk, 30, was taken to Lister Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

His wife Annmarie Gangzuk, also 30, of The Rally, was arrested and taken to Dunstable police station for questioning and faced Bedford magistrates on Monday charged with murdering her husband. She was remanded in custody and will appear at Luton Crown Court on January 8.

Bedfordshire police say Mr Gangzuk died from a single stab wound to the chest.

Throughout the weekend police carried out door-to-door enquiries in The Rally talking to residents while an officer also guarded the entrance to the flats.

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A police cordon tape was put around a Rover car believed to be owned by the couple which was parked outside.

Elena Cenami, 35, who lives opposite the Gangzuk home, said: "The gentleman who questioned me said a man had been found dead and they were doing door-to-door enquiries to find out if anything suspicious had been going on.

"There was loads of activity and a heavy police presence for 48 hours. I have lived here a number of years but did not know the couple. Everyone is shocked something like this can happen in a small community."

Ric Bollen, landlord of The Old Oak pub which is just a few minutes walk from the murder scene, said: "The couple had been in here on a few occasions. They had only lived here about six months.

"It is a big shock and a big talking point in the pub. You don't expect something like this to happen in your own area and to people who come into your pub.

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