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Five injured as M1 closed after multi-vehicle crash

Five people have been injured in a multi-vehicle crash which has closed the M1 in Bedfordshire between Milton Keynes and Luton.

One man in his twenties is in a critical condition in St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington after suffering a head injury.

One of the busiest sections of motorway in the Anglia region is likely to remain closed for much of the morning on Christmas Eve.

Drivers are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys especially if they are heading for Luton airport.

The M1 was closed in both directions between Junction 12 and 13 on Christmas Eve. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Bedfordshire Police are carrying out investigations following a serious road traffic incident between Junction 12 at Flitwick/Woburn and Junction 13 for Bedford.

The road has been closed in both directions since the incident at 2.33am and police investigations are continuing at the scene.

The East of England Ambulance Service joined the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response BMW on the scene.

"A signed diversion route is in place and drivers planning to travel to Luton airport are advised to allow extra time and to plan their journeys.

"Traffic for London is advised to use the A14/A1 and drivers heading towards the Midlands are being advised to use the M40."

– Highways England


Burglary police release pictures of men they want to trace

Police have released two CCTV images of men they want to trace in connection with a burglary investigation. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police in Bedfordshire have released images of two men they want to trace in connection with a burglary in Luton.

Officers investigating the incident in Chester Avenue have issued the CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to.

A property was broken into between 8am and 6.30pm on Monday 28 November and an untidy search was carried out but nothing was stolen.

Police believe the men may have information that could assist with the investigation and are asking people to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Luton teacher with Parkinson's to run marathon

Ryan Cameron says he's determined to carrying on teaching for as long as he can Credit: ITV News Anglia

A young PE teacher from Luton who has early onset Parkinson's disease says he's determined to run the London Marathon.

Ryan wants to raise awareness by running London Marathon. Credit: ITV News Anglia

33-year-old Ryan Cameron was diagnosed with the neurological condition two years ago and despite his worsening symptoms he's carried on working full time.

He says taking part in the 26 mile race is a lifelong ambition and hopes it will demonstrate that Parkinsons doesn't just affect older people.

I never had the time and motivation to do it until I got Parkinson's. Then I said right, I need to do this before I can't and start to struggle with things.

– Ryan Cameron

Life sentence for 'murder plot' to kill a US serviceman overturned.

Junead Khan has had a life sentence for a 'murder plot' reduced on appeal

A Luton delivery driver who was jailed for planning to murder a US serviceman has had his life sentence overturned.

Junead Khan, who is 25, was jailed in May this year over planning a terror attack on a base in East Anglia believed to be RAF Lakenheath and was sentenced to life in prison.

But Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas has now overturned the sentence saying the evidence didn't support the claims he was intending to carry it out.

Instead the judge imposed a 20-year term. An appeal by Khan's uncle Shazib Khan against his sentence for a preparation for a terrorism offence was dismissed.


Second man arrested after Luton shooting

The shooting happened in November. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A second man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Luton in November.

The man presented himself at Luton Police Station earlier today (Thursday) and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The victim, a man, was shot in Marlow Avenue at around 5pm on Saturday, 26 November. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

Another man was arrested on 29 November in connection to the incident and has been bailed until January.


15-year-old missing from Bedfordshire for nearly two weeks

15 year old Sophie Kent Credit: Bedfordshire police

Police are appealing for help in to find a 15-year-old girl who has been missing from her home in Leighton Buzzard since Saturday 26 November.

Sophie Kent was last seen in the Luton area and it’s believed she may now be in the north area of Milton Keynes.

Officers are concerned for her welfare and are appealing to anyone who may know her whereabouts.

Police appeal after man shot in Luton

The victim, who was found by a passer-by, remains in a critical condition Credit: PA

Police are continuing to appeal for information after a man was shot in Luton.

It happened at around 5pm on Saturday, November 26, in Marlow Avenue.

The victim, who was taken to hospital with a stomach injury remains in a stable, but critical, condition.

A man in his late 20s, who was arrested on 29 November, has been released on police bail until January.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area.

CCTV images released after Luton robbery

Do you know this man? Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police have issued images of two men they would like to speak to following the robbery of a Luton travel agents.

At approximately 11.20am on Wednesday 30 November, a travel shop on Leagrave Road, Luton, was robbed of a substantial amount of money.

Can you help police identify this man? Credit: Bedfordshire Police

“This incident happened in broad daylight, so we believe there may be several witnesses who witnessed something suspicious who, for whatever reason, have not yet come forward. If you did witness anything unusual in or around Leagrave Road at around 11.20am, please let us know.

– Detective Constable Hasan Balic, in
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