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8 arrests in Luton disturbance

Delaney Brown Photo: Bedfordshire Police

8 people have been arrested in Luton following a disturbance at a temporary memorial to murdered teenager Delaney Brown.

Officers were called to the area in Vincent Road after residents complained about the behaviour being displayed by the youngsters who were drinking and playing loud music. There were also reports of rowdiness and glass being smashed.

Officers were met by a group of young men who were abusive and threatening. The police helicopter and a dog were also sent to the area. The group were stopped and searched and one person was found to be in possession of illegal drugs and was arrested on suspicion of Possession with Intent to Supply.

When officers attempted to clear the area they were pelted with rocks and stones. The offenders then ran off but were detained in neighbouring roads. Eight youths have been arrested for Breach of the Peace.

Chief Inspector Rob McCaffray said: “We have some local officers on the ground to provide reassurance for those people living in the area who we understand are extremely worried. We continue to work with the community and listen to their concerns and will respond to any anti-social behaviour that occurs in relation to this on-going incident.”

Detectives investigating the murder of Delaney Brown continue to appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

Four people have so far been arrested in connection with the incident.