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Tories hold Welwyn Hatfield with slightly reduced majority

The Conservatives have held Welwyn Hatfield with slightly reduced majority Credit: ITV Anglia

The Conservatives have held onto their overall majority despite losing seats.

It was a good night for the Lib Dems who gained three seats to take their total to eight.

The Tories have held power in Welwyn since 2002. They currently have a majority of 2 over the other parties.

Owner admits stashing £1.5m of cocaine at Luton takeaway

Shaheriz Khan was arrested by officers from the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit Credit: .

A Luton takeaway owner who stashed more than a million pounds worth of cocaine at his shop has admitted possession with intent to supply.

Shaheriz Khan, 37, from Sherwood Road in Luton, was arrested in October when leaving the Peri Peri Grill on Midland Road, which he owned.

A total of 15kg of cocaine was recovered from the shop, with 13kg stashed in a holdall in the kitchen and more hidden in a brown takeaway bag.

The drugs have been valued at £1.5 million.

He was arrested by officers from the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit and appeared at Luton Crown Court today (May 2) where he pleaded guilty. Khan will be sentenced on May 18.

“Drugs have a devastating impact on our communities and as a result of this investigation we have taken a significant quantity of Class A drugs from reaching our streets.

“We will continue to work hard to disrupt those who seek to do harm by pedalling illegal and dangerous substances, and ensure they a brought before the courts so justice can be done.”

– Det Sgt Dave Skarratts


Two men seriously injured in Luton stabbing

Two men were injured in a Luton stabbing Credit: ITV News

Two men were seriously injured after they were stabbed in Luton last night (April 30).

Police were called to reports of a disturbance and a large gathering of people in the Onslow Road, Vincent Road and Finsbury Road area of the town just after 9pm.

The men are in a stable condition.

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