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Have you seen this man? Police appeal after Luton crash

Officers are looking for Casim Hussain, 19, from Luton. Credit: Bedfordshire Police.

Police are trying to trace a man they want to speak to in connection with a crash in Luton which left a teenage boy with life-threatening injuries.

The 14-year-old remains in hospital after the crash in Leagrave Road on Wednesday afternoon, which involved a VW Golf.

Officers are looking for Casim Hussain, 19, from Luton and believe he may still be in the Marsh Farm or Hockwell Ring areas of the town.

Anyone who knows of his whereabouts or who may have seen him should contact Bedfordshire Police on 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police shut down brothel in Luton

Police have closed down a brothel in Limbury Road in Luton after securing a court order. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have closed down a brothel in Luton after securing a court order.

Bedfordshire officers attended an address in Limbury Road which was believed to have been used as a brothel.

Police say three people found in the property were safeguarded and offered appropriate support.

A three month closure order has been issued.

“It is our priority to protect vulnerable people and we are dedicated to keeping our communities safe. Illegal sex-trade won’t be tolerated in our county and we will continue to crack down on the perpetrators.

“We are happy with the court’s decision to put a long term closure order on the location.

“We would also like to encourage people to come forward to report anti-social behaviour in their neighbourhoods.”

– PC Matt Taylor, bedfordshire Police


Police renew witness appeal over Luton shooting

Police forensics teams at the scene of the shooting in Dallow Road, Luton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have renewed an appeal for witnesses and information into a shooting in Luton last week.

The incident took place last Tuesday at around 1am in Dallow Road when a fight broke out at a party and shots were fired.

A man was found to have suffered a gunshot wound. He was treated at hospital for serious injuries which were not life-threatening.

“As a result of the incident we understand people will feel unsettled and so would reassure them that we believe the shooting to be an isolated incident contained within a party or gathering which was taking place at the time, and do not perceive there to be any wider risk to the public."

– Sergeant Mark Pugh


Man shot in Luton in 'large-scale disturbance'

A man was shot and wounded in a 'large-scale disurbance' in Luton on Monday night. Credit: Google Street View

Police say a man was shot and wounded during what officers described as a "large-scale disturbance" in Luton in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

It happened in Dallow Road in the town at 1.30 am.

Police found one man had suffered what is believed to be a gunshot injury.

He was taken to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital where he is being treated for a serious injuries which are not thought to be life threatening.

Dallow Road is closed while investigations are carried out and a scene guard is in place around a property in the road and at a small section of the car park of a nearby school where the victim was found.

Bedfordshire Police Commissioner warns of 'funding Armageddon'

The Police and Crime Commissioner of Bedfordshire warns of 'funding Armageddon' Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire is warning of "funding Armageddon" for the county's force.

Olly Martins, the Labour PCC, says that despite years of underfunding, Home Office grant for Bedfordshire is to remain the same at 0.9% of the national police grant

"The Conservative Government appears set on playing politics not only with Bedfordshire's policing but also with national security.

"In Luton we are responsible for policing an area that has many of the characteristics of an inner London borough, but with a fraction of the police resource."

– Olly Martins, Police & Crime Commissioner in Bedfordshire

Mr Martins says Bedfordshire has 163 police officers per 100,000 population which is below the national average of 226 and less than half the 381 in the Metropolitan Police area.

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