Three Charged In Connection With Houghton Regis Attack

Three people have been charged in connection with an incident in Houghton Regis which left a man with serious injuries.

Police were called to Hammersmith Gardens at around 6.40pm on Thursday, 7 May, following reports that a man had been badly injured. He was taken to hospital for treatment and is now in a stable condition.

Three people - Grant Melia, 40, of Southwood Road, Dunstable, David Warpole, 40, of Recreation Road, Houghton Regis, and Lisa Smallbones, 35, of The Ridings, Luton - have now been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent in connection to the incident.

Warpole has also been charged with arson and taking a vehicle without consent.

They have all been remanded in custody pending a court appearance on 8 June.

A fourth person arrested in connection to the incident has been released on police bail as enquiries continue.

Anyone with any information about the incident should call 101 quoting Operation Manchester or visit our online reporting centre.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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