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Man who tried to stop gang vandalising cars is stabbed

The man was stabbed in Trinity Road in Luton Credit: ITV Anglia

Police say a man who's thought to have tried to stop a gang of youths vandalising cars in Luton has been stabbed.

He's in a serious condition in hospital after the attack last night (Sunday August 7).

Police were called just after 11pm to reports that a man had been stabbed in Trinity Road. It's thought he approached a gang of five young men vandalising cars.

“We’re appealing for anyone who saw the altercation itself, or who either had their car damaged last night or witnessed cars in the area being vandalised. This was a nasty incident which has left a man with serious injuries, so I’d urge anyone who has information about it to get in touch.”

– Detective Inspector Jackie Dadd

The men are described as aged between 15 and 20 and of Asian ethnicity. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference number 485 of 7 August. You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Luton thief sentenced for stealing lead from court roof

Luton Crown Court. Credit: PA

A man who repeatedly stole lead from the roof of Luton Crown Court has been given a suspended nine-month prison sentence.

35-year-old Wayne Common climbed onto the court roof during five nights in May.

The haul was worth a total of £17,000.

The raids caused leaks in the roof which meant that some of the building's rooms couldn't be used for a while.

Common will now take part in a programme designed to help him stay off drugs.

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Man and baby rescued from roof after Luton fire

The fire happened in Ketton Close. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man and a baby had to be rescued from the roof of a block of flats in Luton yesterday after a fire broke out.

It happened just after midday at a four-storey building in Ketton Close.

A man from the flat above where the fire started managed to climb onto the roof where he had a baby passed to him.

However, he then couldn't get back down and had to be rescued.

The fire did not affect any of the other flats in this block and we had it quickly under control. However a man from the flat above climbed onto the roof of an adjoining building with a baby and was then unable to get back down.

To ensure their safety we used the Aerial Platform to evacuate them from the roof.

Our advice is that if you live in a block of flats, and your flat is not affected by fire or smoke it is safer for you to remain in your flat. Firefighters will assess whether any other flats need to be evacuated and if so, will ensure that this is carried out.

Once the fire is extinguished they will clear the corridors of any smoke that may have entered them.

– Station Commander Lorraine Moore

'Concerned' police renew appeal to find missing Luton man

Muneer Fazil Credit: Bedfordshire police

Police have renewed their appeal to trace a man from Luton, who has been missing for more than three months.

Muneer Fazil, who is 31, was first reported missing on 27 April.

He's described as Asian, 5’11”, medium build with short black hair and stubble.

Police say it's possible Muneer may still be in Bedfordshire, and are urging him to make contact.

We remain concerned for Muneer’s welfare, which is why we have renewed our appeal for information on his whereabouts.

Muneer if you are reading this, please get in touch with us.

Anyone who thinks they have seen Muneer is also asked to come forward with any information.

– Detective Inspector Rob Regan,

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Luton man who killed girlfriend's baby to be sentenced

13-month-old Noah Serra-Morrison, Hardeep Hunjan and Ronnie Tayler-Morrison. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

A man from Luton who killed his girlfriend's baby boy will be sentenced later.

Hardeep Hunjan was found guilty of murdering 13-month-old Noah Serra-Morrison yesterday.

Noah had 24 fractures, including a massive head injury.

Noah's mother, Ronnie Tayler-Morrison, was cleared of his murder but convicted of causing or allowing his death.

Guilty verdicts in baby murder trial

13-month-old Noah Serra-Morrison, Hardeep Hunjan and Ronnie Tayler-Morrison.

The mother of a 13-month-old baby has been found guilty of allowing her boyfriend to murder her child.

Twenty-seven-year-old Hardeep Hunjan has been found guilty of murdering Noah Serra Morrison in November last year.

His partner Ronnie Tayler-Morrison was found not guilty of murder but guilty of causing/allowing death.

Noah suffered more than 15 fractures to his body, including a head injury.

Both are due to be sentenced at Luton Crown Court tomorrow.

15-year-old girl missing from Bedfordshire

15-year-old Natalie Yourell Credit: Bedfordshire police

Police are appealing for help to trace a missing 15-year-old girl from Luton.

Natalie Yourell was last seen on Wednesday (20 July) wearing blue jeans with a white top and a black jacket with a fur collar.

She is described as being of Italian and Brazilian heritage, 5’7”, of slim build with long brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who has seen Natalie is asked to call police on 101 quoting the reference 142 of 20 July.

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