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Police in Luton dealing with 'suspicious incident'

Bedfordshire police say they are currently dealing with a suspicious incident in Brook Street in Luton.

A call was received at approximately 2.40pm this afternoon from a member of the public reporting there was a strange smell in the area and that a number of residents complained of feeling unwell.

While investigations are carried out residents in Brooks Street have been evacuated and several roads have been closed.

  • Brook Street
  • Hillside Road
  • Cromwell Road
  • New Bedford Road
  • Hucklesby Way

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Dog attacked in Luton

Police are appealing for information after a dog was attacked by another dog on Warden Hills in Luton last Thursday (13 August).

A dog walker was walking on a path near the edge of the golf course when the 12-year-old Border Collie cross was attacked by a grey Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

The injured dog had to be taken to a veterinary surgery for treatment and is still recovering from its injuries.

The incident is believed to have happened at about 10 o'clock in the morning.

Police shocked by 'incomprehensible' attack after father is jailed for killing his baby

Scarlet Stokes-Craig suffered a bleed on the brain. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

A Luton father has been sentenced to seven years in jail for killing his vulnerable nine-week-old daughter.

Adam Stokes, 33, "violently mishandled" his baby Scarlet Stokes-Craig, causing a bleed on the brain, a court has previously heard.

He was sentenced at the Old Bailey today (August 11).

Police officers investigating the case have called the attack "incomprehensible" and say that it has left the family "devastated".

“This is a tragic case in which the young life of a baby girl was taken when she should have had her full life ahead of her. This incomprehensible attack has left the family naturally devastated and although no sentence can undo this horrific loss we hope it can go some way in giving them closure.

Adam was in a position of trust and should have protected his daughter. Violence against children will not be tolerated; we take any incident regarding the safety of a child very seriously and work hard to investigate any mistreatment to ensure culprits are brought to justice.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Jerome Kent

Luton father jailed for seven years for killing his baby daughter

Adam Stokes. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

A Luton father has been sentenced to seven years in jail for killing his vulnerable nine-week-old daughter.

Last month Luton Crown Court heard 33-year-old Adam Stokes "violently mishandled" his baby Scarlet Stokes-Craig, causing a bleed on the brain.

Scarlet Stokes-Craig. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

"Whatever you did, it caused the death of Scarlett and you will have to live with the fact that you killed your daughter for the rest of your life. "

– Mrs Justice Maura McGowan

Scarlett was taken to Luton and Dunstable Hospital with head injuries and then transferred to the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London the same day.

After staying in hospital for 10 days, life support was withdrawn on January 24, 2013.

Experts concluded that her injuries had been a result of Stokes mishandling Scarlett.

Athough Scarlet had been born with a birth defect, it had been corrected on surgery.

Trial date set in alleged terror plot

A man from Luton who's accused of planning a terrorist attack on American military personnel in Britain possibly at RAF Lakenheath or Mildenhall in Suffolk has been provisionally told he'll face trial in February.

Junead Ahmed Khan who's 24 is accused of intending to commit terrorist acts. It's also alleged that he planned to stage a car accident and run over a serviceman.

He appeared in court with his uncle Shazib Ahmed Khan who's 22. They're both charged with planning to travel to Syria to join ISIS.

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Airline workers stole perfume and aftershave

Two airline workers who stole nearly £2,000 worth of perfume have been ordered to pay back the money.

Milan Zima, 44, of Clifton Road, Luton, and Piotr Romanow, 34, of Carlton Crescent, Luton, were responsible for changing in-flight retail trolleys used on flights from London Luton Airport.

However the pair picked the locks of the trolleys to help themselves to the goods inside.

They pleaded guilty at Luton Magistrates’ Court on Monday (3 August). Both were ordered to pay £963 compensation, £60 victim surcharge and £265 court costs.

Sergeant Giles Hutchinson from the airport policing unit said: “These workers breached the trust of their employer in order to help themselves to goods. This type of crime is not victimless as it has a profound effect on businesses and those they serve."

Dying Luton man desperate to help others from his hospice bed

A dying man is trying to help others from his hospice bed.

63-year-old Tony Jules from Luton has terminal cancer, and is being cared for at the Keech Hospice.

He's been so inspired by the care he's received there, he's now dedicating what time he has left to raise money to pay for a hospice nurse for a year.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Victoria Marshall

Motorcyclist killed and passenger badly hurt in crash

The rider of the motorcycle died in the crash Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision in Luton.

Eitvydas Zdanys, 19, of Hatfield Road, Dagenham, Essex, suffered fatal injuries after his Kawasaki ZX600 motorcycle was involved in a collision with a silver Toyota Prius on Dunstable Road near its junction with Skimpot Road at 2.10am on Sunday 2nd August.

His passenger, a 20-year-old man from Luton, suffered serious injuries and is currently at Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

The driver of the Toyota, a 47-year-old man from Luton was not injured.

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