Three people who were stabbed at a barn party on Sunday morning in a remote village remain in a critical condition in hospital.

Four people, all in their early 20s, he were stabbed at a party in Begwary, on the Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire border, at around 2.30am on Sunday. One person was taken to hospital by taxi, the others were transported in an ambulance.

Bailey Bowen, 18, of Brickhill Drive, Bedford, has been charged with attempted murder of one of the victims, a 23-year-old man. Bowen was due to appear before Luton magistrates this morning (Thursday).

A second man, arrested on Sunday, has been released on police bail and a third man, who was arrested yesterday, is being questioned today.

Detective Inspector Jerry Waite said: "Clearly there were a large number of people at this event who may or may not have known the victims or offenders but we are keen to trace anyone who was present and could help the police investigation into what happened.

"We are not interested at this stage in whether the party was a private affair or not, we just want people to come forward if they were there."

INFORMATION: Anyone with information should contact Bedfordshire police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.