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Two teenagers charged following Luton carnival disorder

The scene in Luton on Sunday night. Credit: Viewer's footage

Two men have been charged in connection to a mass disorder following the Luton carnival on Sunday.

Fights broke out in St George's Square after the carnival had finished. Four people were taken to hospital with stab wounds and several others were injured.

​Daniel Idiabeta, who is 18, and from Oakley Road, Luton, was charged with violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon in connection with the incident.

​Nathan Kiasala, who is 19, and from Styles Close, Luton, was also charged with violent disorder, possession of an offensive weapon and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Police given more time to question woman over Luton murder

Mother-of-four Saima Khan Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have been given more time to question a 26-year-old woman who's been arrested on suspicion of murdering a mother-of-four at her Luton home.

Saima Khan was stabbed to death during a burglary at her home in Overstone Road last Monday night.

Officers arrested the woman on Tuesday morning and remains in police custody for a further 12 hours.

A team of specialist officers are continuing to investigate the murder and have pleaded for anyone who may know something to get in touch.

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Police follow new line of enquiry in Luton murder

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson

Police are continuing to investigate the murder of mother-of four Saima Khan in Luton.

A 26-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with her murder, and will remain in custody until tomorrow morning.

Saima Khan was found in a pool of blood at her house in Overstone Road on Monday.

Her four children, all below the age of seven were believed to be in the house at the time of her death. With permission from Saima's husband, they have been taken into the care of an Asian family.

Today, Bedfordshire police revealed they have not been following lines that Saima was the victim of burglars who broke into her home.

Woman arrested in connection with murder of Luton mother

Mother-of-four Saima Khan Credit: Family picture

A 26-year-old woman from Luton has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of Saima Khan.

The 34-year-old mother-of-four was stabbed to death during a burglary at her home in Overstone Road last Monday night.

Officers arrested a woman shortly before 9am this morning. She is currently in police custody.

A team of specialist officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit are continue to investigate the murder and have pleaded for anyone who may know something to get in touch.

Police urge community to stay calm following murder of mother

Saima Khan Credit: Family picture

Police in Luton are reassuring the community after mum of four Saima Khan was murdered last week.

Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit say they understand it's an unsettling time but have asked people to remain calm, and not to speculate around the circumstances of her death.

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Police seek to reassure public over stabbings

Two roads in the centre of Luton have been sealed off by police Credit: ITV Anglia

Police investigating a double stabbing in Luton are treating it as an isolated incident and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

The incident took place just before 6am and two men have been taken to hospital after suffering stab wounds. One of the men is now in a critical condition and the second man is serious but stable.

Crime scenes remain in place in Buxton Road and Alma Street while investigations are carried out, however, police have reassured the public that they are working to clear these as soon as possible.

One man has been arrested in connection with both stabbings and is being questioned.

We are doing everything possible to reopen the roads as quickly as possible and minimise disruption in the town centre.

“I would also like to reassure the public that we are treating this as an isolated incident and do not believe there to be a risk for the wider public.”

– Detective Inspector Chris Beresford

Care firm pays tribute to murdered mum

Saima Khan Credit: Bedfordshire Police

The company where murdered mum-of-four Saima Khan worked has paid tribute to her.

Allied Healthcare is deeply saddened by today’s news regarding the death of its care worker, Saima Khan, who worked in its Luton branch.

Saima had worked at Allied Healthcare for 6 years and was specifically trained to deliver care to older, vulnerable adults. The company will be working closely with her customers and colleagues to support them through this difficult time.

Saima was a lovely, highly respected member of our team and was very popular with customers and colleagues alike. We are all devastated by the news and offer our deepest condolences to her family.”

– Allister Mcharrie, Hub Branch Manager
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