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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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Luton Airport unveils plans for £200m transit system

Plans have been unveiled for a new £200 million passenger transit system linking Luton Airport with the town's Parkway railway station.

The scheme would enable travel from central London to Luton Airport in just 30 minutes.

Subject to planning permission, work could begin later this year - with the system ready for operation by spring 2021.

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New Wizz Air base at Luton to create 36 new jobs

Wizz Air has been flying from Luton since 2004. Credit: PA

Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air has announced it is to open its first UK base at Luton Airport.

The low-cost carrier has been flying to Luton for 12 years and is already the second largest carrier at the airport after easyJet.

The Luton base will be their first in the UK, and their 28th in total.

The company expect the move to create 36 new jobs and the base will house one new Airbus A320 aircraft.

As part of the plans, there will also be three new routes to Tel Aviv in Israel, Pristina in Kosovo and Kutaisi in Georgia.

Today’s announcement once again underlines Wizz Air’s commitment to the UK. Our first Wizz Air flight from the UK took off from London Luton in 2004 and since then, we have carried over 35 million passengers on our low-fare UK routes.

By establishing base operations at London Luton, where WIZZ is already the second largest operator and an important supporter of local jobs with our business partners, we are also creating direct local jobs with one of Europe’s fastest-growing airlines for the first time.

– József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air
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