Police release CCTV image in renewed appeal for help over murdered teenager

Micah Urquhart was captured on a shop's CCTV just over an hour before he was found in a street with

Micah Urquhart was captured on a shop's CCTV just over an hour before he was found in a street with a fatal stab wound - Credit: Archant

Detectives are renewing their appeal for information over a 19-year-old man who was murdered.

Micah Urquhart was killed on September 13

Micah Urquhart was killed on September 13 - Credit: Archant

One month on from the murder of Micah Urquhart, who grew up in Hitchin and attended The John Henry Newman School in Stevenage, detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit (BCHMCU) are still trying to piece together his final few hours.

Although two people have been charged with the murder, investigating officers are appealing for more information about where Mr Urquhart was in the days leading up to his death.

Mr Urquhart, of Hastings Street in Luton, died after being found injured in his street at 12.40am on Friday, September 13, by a member of the public.

Police attended the scene and administered first aid before being joined by paramedics, but he died at the scene.

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Detective Chief Inspector Sharn Basra, of the BCHMCU, said: “It has been a month since the tragic event took place and we still do not have a full picture of what circumstances led to Micah’s death.

“Thanks to witnesses who have already come forward we know he was last seen leaving his home address in Hastings Street at 3.30pm on Thursday, September 12, and heading on foot towards the town centre. He was later spotted at 11.30pm on CCTV footage from the Premier Stores at the corner of Chapel Street and Elizabeth Street.

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“We still desperately need to know what else took place between 3.30pm on Thursday, September 12, and 12.40am on Friday.

“I am sure someone holds important information and I would encourage them to get in touch. A family has lost their son and their brother without knowing the reasons why and I am sure someone can help us answer why.

DCI Basra continued: “I would like to renew my appeal for information relating to four men who were seen going into an alleyway which runs between two houses that have been converted into flats in Hastings Street.

“All the group are described as wearing hooded tops; one is described as black and another is described as a white man with short straight ginger hair which was brushed forward.

“These people may be vital witnesses to the incident and I need them or anyone who can help identify them to contact the police urgently.”

Anyone with information, call the Major Crime Unit on 01707 355666, or Bedfordshire Police, in confidence, on 101, or text information to 07786200011. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

* Waqar Younis, 18, of Queens Close, Luton, and Paul Lynham, 18, of Midland Road, Luton, have both been charged with murder and remain in custody.

Two other men - a 43-year-old and a 22-year-old - have been arrested and released on police bail.

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