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15-year-old missing from Bedfordshire for nearly two weeks

15 year old Sophie Kent Credit: Bedfordshire police

Police are appealing for help in to find a 15-year-old girl who has been missing from her home in Leighton Buzzard since Saturday 26 November.

Sophie Kent was last seen in the Luton area and it’s believed she may now be in the north area of Milton Keynes.

Officers are concerned for her welfare and are appealing to anyone who may know her whereabouts.

Police appeal after man shot in Luton

The victim, who was found by a passer-by, remains in a critical condition Credit: PA

Police are continuing to appeal for information after a man was shot in Luton.

It happened at around 5pm on Saturday, November 26, in Marlow Avenue.

The victim, who was taken to hospital with a stomach injury remains in a stable, but critical, condition.

A man in his late 20s, who was arrested on 29 November, has been released on police bail until January.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area.

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CCTV images released after Luton robbery

Do you know this man? Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police have issued images of two men they would like to speak to following the robbery of a Luton travel agents.

At approximately 11.20am on Wednesday 30 November, a travel shop on Leagrave Road, Luton, was robbed of a substantial amount of money.

Can you help police identify this man? Credit: Bedfordshire Police

“This incident happened in broad daylight, so we believe there may be several witnesses who witnessed something suspicious who, for whatever reason, have not yet come forward. If you did witness anything unusual in or around Leagrave Road at around 11.20am, please let us know.

– Detective Constable Hasan Balic, in

Police investigate shooting in Luton

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was shot in Luton.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was shot in Luton.

It happened at around 5pm on Saturday (November 26) in Marlow Avenue.

The victim, who was found by a passer-by, was taken by ambulance to hospital. He is being treated for a stomach injury and is in a stable, but critical, condition.

DI Alan Page, investigating, is keen to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area, or has heard people discussing the incident since.

“This was a particularly nasty incident and we are keen to establish who inflicted these injuries, why and where they are now.

It’s possible that someone saw something going on in the street, without realising the seriousness of it. If so we would urge them to contact us. This can be done in strict confidence.”

– DI Alan Page, Bedfordshire Police

A man in his late 20s has been arrested and is currently being interviewed by police.

Two men to appear in court in relation to death of Henry Huggins

Henry Higgins was left in a coma following the incident and died in June 2015. Credit: ITV Anglia

Two men are due to appear at court in relation to the death of a man from Luton.

Henry Huggins, 48 was assaulted on 8 October 2013 in Whipperly Ring, Luton.

He was left in a coma following the incident and died in June 2015.

Stuart Docherty was convicted of causing grievous bodily harm in relation to the incident and James Early was convicted of assault causing actual bodily harm.

The two men were sentenced in November 2014, however, they have now been summoned to court where Docherty will face a charge of murder and Early will face one of manslaughter.

They will appeal at Luton Magistrates' Court.

The two men will appear at Luton Magistrates Court. Credit: PA

Detective Inspector Fraser Wylie, of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said the case needed to be re-examined.

“Following the tragic death of Henry last year the case was re-examined by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) who have made the decision to press charges of murder and manslaughter against Docherty and Early respectively."

– Detective Inspector Fraser Wylie.

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Woman disguised herself with fake beard and wig before killing sister, court hears

Luton Crown Court Credit: PA

A woman disguised herself with a goatee beard, a wig, and a hi-vis jacket before killing her half-sister with a chicken-shaped ceramic pot, a jury heard.

Yvonne Caylor, 53, had allegedly made herself look like a man before she walked to Nicky Collingbourne's flat and launched the attack.

Ms Collingbourne, 26, was found dead in her underwear lying in a pool of blood at her flat in Ivel Court, Letchworth in Hertfordshire by members of her family.

Yvonne Caylor from Grove Road in Hitchin, denies murder. Luton Crown Court heard CCTV showed a figure in a hi vis jacket entering the flats on the morning of the killing.

The prosecution say the person was wearing a false beard and wig to disguise their identity from the cameras.

The case is expected to last for two to three weeks.

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