Teenager shot in Luton

A 16-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after being shot in the back in Luton, Bedfordshire.

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Luton shooting: Do you recognise this man?

Detectives investigating the shooting of a teenager in west Luton have released CCTV footage of a person they need to trace.

The incident happened during the early hours of Saturday, May 11, in Thricknells Close, Marsh Farm.

A man was seen leaving the area at the time of the shooting; he is described as white, in his mid-teens, wearing a blue top and blue denim jeans.

The 16 year old victim is still in hospital and is described as being in a serious but stable condition.

Investigators are taking the unusual step of releasing CCTV footage of a man who was walking close to the area at around the time of the shooting.

This man may have information that could help this investigation and officers need to speak to him urgently.

Armed officers, members of the Dog Unit together with members of the local policing team for Marsh Farm and Lewsey Farm are continuing to proactively patrol the area; reassuring the public and ensuring offenders who carry guns or weapons in public are stopped and arrested.

Patrols, already on the ground in significant numbers, were increased after Saturday’s incident and will continue to use stop and search powers to ensure public safety.

A £1000 reward is still available to anyone who gives the police information that leads to the arrest and conviction of any offender who is involved in gun crime in the town.

If you are the person shown in this CCTV footage, or if you can help identify him, please contact Bedfordshire Police, in confidence, on 101.

Armed police go on patrol in Luton

Armed police officers went on patrol in Luton today after a spate of shootings in the town.

The latest victim was a sixteen year old boy who was shot in the back and seriously injured.

Today, officers were out in force to show the public - and the criminals - that they will tackle gun crime head on. Our reporter Olivia Paterson spent the day with them

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Armed police patrol Luton

Armed police on patrol in Luton Credit: ITV Anglia

Armed police have been patrolling the area of Luton, where a teenage boy was shot at the weekend.

The 16-year-old was gunned down early on Saturday morning. He remains in a serious condition.

A one-thousand-pound reward is being offered for information.

Armed police patrol Luton after weekend shooting Credit: ITV Anglia

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Luton alliance appalled by latest shooting

Members of Luton's Non Violence Alliance say they're appalled at the latest shooting in the Bedfordshire town. A £1,000 reward is being offered after a 16-year-old boy was left in a serious condition in hospital after being shot in the back.

He was gunned down early yesterday morning. Today armed police were patrolling the area around Thricknells Close, Marsh Farm, to help reassure concerned members of the public. Here's Russell Hookey's report.

Reward offered after latest Luton shooting

Police at the scene of the latest shooting in Luton Credit: ITV Anglia

A £1,000 reward is being offered after a 16-year-old boy was left in a serious condition in hospital after being shot in the back in Luton yesterday (Saturday).

The teenager was gunned down early yesterday morning.

Armed police are today continuing to patrol the area around Thricknells Close, Marsh Farm, to help reassure concerned members of the public, Bedfordshire Police said.

Patrols are being doubled and officers will be stopping and searching people as they hunt for those responsible for the shooting.

Asst Chief Const Andrew Richer said: "We understand that there will be a number of law-abiding citizens who will be affected by this action.

"However, we hope that they will understand that this action is being taken to keep them and their loved ones safe and they will agree with us that this level of criminality will not be tolerated.

"These measures are being used to ensure those who commit these crimes are stopped."

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