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Police investigate shooting incident in Luton

Police are investigating an incident in Luton in which a gun was believed to have been fired. Credit: ITV News

Police are investigating an incident in Luton in which a gun was believed to have been fired.

Police were called to reports of the sound of gunfire in the Biscot Road area of Luton on Friday 17 February.

It’s believed that disorder broke out in Kennington Road before moving to the car park of the Biscot Mill pub. The people involved dispersed before officers arrived.

It’s believed that disorder broke out in Kennington Road before moving to the car park of the Biscot Mill pub in Luton. Credit: Google Street View

No-one was believed to be injured in the incident and no arrests have yet been made, however an axe was recovered from the scene.

“We believe that shots were fired during an altercation between a group of men, and we’re appealing for anyone who witnessed the disorder to get in touch.

“We take firearms criminality very seriously and will not tolerate gun crime in our community."

– Det Con James Mirza, Bedfordshire Police

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Man charged after assaults on girls

A man has been charged with a number of offences following several incidents in Leighton Buzzard yesterday (16 February) in which young girls were reported to have been assaulted.

Stuart Land, 38, of no fixed address, was charged today (17 February) with three counts of common assault, theft from a shop, criminal damage, indecent behaviour at a police station and failing to comply with a notification order.

He has appeared at Luton Magistrates’ Court this afternoon and has been remanded into custody pending a further court hearing.

Lorry driver jailed after crash which killed two people

A former Army tank driver who ploughed his lorry into a queue of traffic on the Bedford bypass killing two people has been jailed for 56 months. Six vehicles were involved in the accident.

Martyn Graham, 58 and from Stevenage , hit the first vehicle at 56 mph, without braking at all. A web cam in his cab showed the brake lights ahead for 17 seconds before the collision.

Graham pleaded guilty at Luton Crown Court to two charges of causing death by dangerous driving and two charges of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He was also banned from driving for five years.

Children learn what it takes to be a servant

A video report by Liz Summers:

Downton Abbey may be, sadly, long gone, but children in Bedfordshire have been learning what it takes to be a servant in a stately home.

English Heritage is running 'Butler School' at Wrest Park in Silsoe this half term to teach youngsters about the history and hierarchy of servants.

And as our reporter Liz Summers found out - it takes a certain skill to walk and keep fruit on a silver tray at the same time!

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