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Gun shots fired at building in Luton

Police in Bedfordshire are investigating after shots were fired at a property in Luton on Monday night. No one was hurt.

Officers were called to Kestrel Way after receiving reports of the sound of a gun being fired. A property was damaged and police believe it was caused by a firearms discharge. A number of bullet casings were recovered.

Kestrel Way remains closed while investigations are carried out.

Police are investigation are shots were fired at a building in Luton. Credit: ITV Anglia

“This is understandably an unsettling incident but we’d like to reassure the public that we are carrying out a thorough investigation.

"We have a number of lines of enquiry into this incident which we are currently pursuing, and we are committed to finding the person or people responsible."

– Detective Inspector Jackie Dadd, Bedfordshire Police

Luton Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or noticed any suspicious activity in the area at around 9.30pm on Monday to get in touch.”

Van driver robbed at knifepoint in Luton

A delivery driver was threatened by a knifeman and had his van stolen in Luton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A delivery driver has been robbed and had his van stolen at knifepoint in Luton.

The driver was delivering a parcel in Oakley Road on Sunday evening before he was pushed from behind by a man wearing a high-vis jacket.

The man pointed a knife at the victim and snatched his keys, making off from the scene in the victim’s silver Ford Transit van.

“This was a traumatic experience for the delivery driver, who despite being uninjured in the attack, is understandably shaken by the ordeal.

"I’m appealing for any witness who saw this incident to come forward.”

– Detective Constable Gareth Suffling, Bedfordshire Police


Police appeal after man stabbed in Luton

Bedfordshire police are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in Luton Credit: ITV News Anglia

Bedfordshire police are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in Luton.

It happened between midnight and 2am on Thursday morning (September 8) following an altercation between two men in the area of Avenue Grimaldi and Alder Crescent.

The offender left the scene with a group of people in a van and the victim was also able to leave the scene, before later taking himself to hospital.

“During the altercation one of the men was assaulted with a weapon, inflicting serious injuries to his hand. We do believe this to be an isolated incident, but it’s important that anyone who witnessed the altercation or who has any information about it contacts us so that we can find the person responsible.”

– Detective Sergeant Michelle Lack, Bedfordshire Police

Dog found stabbed and shot to death in Luton

Zeus, who was five years old was found dead in woodland Credit: ITV News Anglia

A dog has been found half-buried with its legs tied together, after being stabbed and then shot to death in Luton.

The Japanese akita breed dog named Zeus was found dead in woodland in July.

It is thought to have been stabbed before being left - still alive -for around 24 hours when he was shot three times.

A post-mortem found that the dog, believed to be around five-years-old, had a number of stab wounds and gunshot wounds.

We have managed to piece together Zeus's last moments from witnesses who heard what is described as 'a commotion', cheering and gunshots from the woods on the evenings in question - however, we have not been able to find out who was responsible for this senseless act.

Zeus would have been terrified and would have been in pain.

This is a very distressing incident which will no doubt horrify people, particularly those who live nearby.


London Luton to New York flights suspended

La Compagnie plane at London Luton Airport. Credit: La Compagnie

Flights between London Luton Airport and New York (Newark) have been suspended after French operator La Compagnie said the service was no longer economical to run.

The Business class boutique airline says it wants to concentrate on it's Paris to New York route in the wake of of a challenging financial climate in Europe.

Flights between Luton and New York began in April last year and will cease on Sunday 25th September .

We would like to express our sincere thanks to each and every one of our passengers who have supported us since the launch of our London – New York operations from April 2015 to present. This has not been an easy decision for us to make but we would like to emphasise that this is the suspension of, not the cancellation of, the London – New York route

– Frantz Yvelin, Founder CEO of La Compagnie.

Man attacked by group of men in Luton

Luton from the air Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man's been attacked by a group of 15-20 Asian men in Luton.

The victim was walking through the park area of Longcroft Road on Thursday 1st September, between 4.30 and 4.45pm.

Several of the men assaulted him and knocked him to the ground, demanding his phone and wallet.

They were joined by other men, including one white man, who had their faces covered.

Bedfordshire Police is now appealing for witnesses.

This was a nasty and completely unprovoked attack and it will not be tolerated. I’m appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or who believes they may have seen this large group in the area, to contact us

– Detective Constable Phil Raikes, Bedfordshire Police


Concern for missing Polish man from Luton

Krzysztof Malec as last seen on Wednesday August 31. Credit: Bedfordshire Police.

Police say they are increasingly concerned about the welfare of a 49-year-old man who has gone missing from Luton.

Krzysztof Malec was last seen on Wednesday morning at his home in Russell Rise.

Krzysztof, who is of Polish origin, is white, around 5’2”, slim, with short blond hair. He was last seen wearing a black Adidas tracksuit and black Lonsdale t-shirt.

Essex's Saskia Clark gives her boxing skills a go

Video report by ITV Anglia's Hannah Pettifer.

It's been named the "nation's biggest sports day," with I Am Team GB events happening all over the country today (August 27).

In Colchester, sailor and Olympic gold medal winner Saskia Clark put on some boxing gloves and gave the sport a go. Just like many other young people in the region.

Young people in Colchester having a go at boxing Credit: ITV News Anglia

"We need to get our kids active and moving, we're on the brink of a potential disaster in this country with obesity and diabetes and stuff so we need to get everyone out,get involved in sport, try everything, see what you like and have a healthy and active lifestyle."

– Saskia Clarke, Team GB Olympic sailor

Essex gymnast Brinn Bevan was also at the event, which aims to get more people involved in sport.

Essex gymnast Brinn Bevan was also at the event Credit: ITV News Anglia

"The first thing that really inspired me for success in sport was the Beijing olympics in 2008 I remember watching it on tv and someone who was in the team with me this time was Louis Smith came back with a bronze medal which really inspired me and should be for these little kids."

– Brinn Bevan, Gymnast

Olympic bronze medal winner joins I Am Team GB event in Luton

Cambridge diver Daniel Goodfellow is supporting a Credit: ITV News Anglia

Cambridge's Olympic bronze medal winner Daniel Goodfellow has been showing his support for I Am Team GB at an event in Luton today (August 27).

Luton Sports Village is hosting a "dive in" to try and encourage more people to get involved in the sport.

Daniel Goodfellow, who won a bronze medal in the Men's 10m Synchronised Platform event with his partner Tom Daley in Rio, will be doing some demonstration dives.

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