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McBusted drummer Harry Judd opens new facilities at Luton Hospice

There were plenty of excited youngsters, parents and nurses too when pop star Harry Judd dropped into a Children's Hospice near Luton.

Harry, who's now part of McBusted, was at Keech Cottage to open some new and improved facilities for the hospice which has a place close to his heart.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey


Police hunt man who threatened member of staff with a gun at Luton casino

The man brandished a gun. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police are hunting an armed robber who raided a casino in Luton in what they describe as a "terrifying ordeal" for a member of staff .

A man wearing a black motorcycle helmet and brandishing a gun walked into Genting Casino in Skimpot Road at about 1.20am on Tuesday March 10.

He threatened a member of staff and ordered them to hand over a large amount of cash which he put into a black rucksack.

The robber was wearing dark clothing and black gloves with thick orange stripes across the knuckles. He got away on a motorbike.

The robber was wearing dark clothing and black gloves with thick orange stripes across the knuckles. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

“This was a terrifying ordeal for the member of staff who was in genuine fear for their life.

The offender’s gloves and bag are quite distinctive and I would urge anyone who recognises them, or has any information as to who is responsible, to call police.”

– Detective Constable Rachel Lydon, Bedfordshire Police

Man charged with the murder of Luton man Marcus Hall

Marcus Hall. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

A man has been charged with the murder of a man in Luton 14 years ago.

18-year-old Marcus Hall was beaten and stabbed to death in March 2001.

Adebayo Ekun was arrested in Nigeria last month and was extradited back to the UK.

He's now been charged with Marcus Hall's murder and will appear in court today.

Seven men have been convicted in 2002/3 for the part they played in his murder.


Woman arrested at Luton airport due to appear in court

A 21-year-old woman arrested by counter-terror police at Luton Airport is due to appear in court.

Jamila Henry, of Waltham Forest, London, has been charged with possession of an identity document with intent, under the Identity Documents Act, the Metropolitan Police said.

She was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of preparation of acts of terrorism, after landing on a flight from Istanbul.

Henry will appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Terror arrest at Luton Airport

A British woman has been arrested by counter-terrorism officers at Luton Airport.

Scotland Yard said the 21-year-old was stopped at about 11.15am after landing on a flight from Istanbul, Turkey.

She was arrested on suspicion of the preparation of acts of terrorism and is being held a police station in South London.

Coroner says wall of silence around Luton man's death is 'shameful'

A coroner's described the wall of silence from witnesses surrounding the shooting of a man in Luton as 'a shameful state of affairs'.

46-year-old Paul Foster was shot dead nearly two years ago, but as yet, no one's been charged over his death.

Police think it's a case of mistaken identity - and a coroner's concluded that he was unlawfully killed.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper reports

Inquest rules 'unlawful killing' into the death of Paul Foster 2 years ago

Paul Foster died in April 2013 Credit: Family picture

An Inquest into the death of Paul Foster who was shot dead in Luton in April 2013 has today concluded he was 'unlawfully killed'.

The 46-year old who was a father of three, died on the Lewsey Farm Estate. on the 9th of April, almost two years go. No one has been charged in relation to his death.

The Inquest lasted less that 15 minutes and Bedfordshire police say they still have 'open lines of inquiry' and that they are appealing for people with information to come forward.

Scene of the shooting on the Lewsey Farm Estate, Luton, 2013 Credit: ITV News Anglia

"It is a shameful state of affairs that there are people out there who know what happened, who are not prepared to come forward and I make a final appeal for people to come forward, even at this late stage."

– Tom Osborne, Coroner
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