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Police hunt woman who stole £3k from pensioner's pocket

Police are keen to trace the woman responsible for stealing £3000 from an elderly man in Luton.

Location of theft in Luton Credit: ITV News Anglia

The man was outside a jewellery shop in Dunstable Road at around 3pm on Thursday when a woman stole the cash from his pocket.

The woman was wearing a green burkha and had a blue string bag over her shoulder. She is believed to have walked down Dunstable Road in the direction of Leagrave Road after taking the money. She was also seen walking along Bury Park Road before the theft.

“This is particularly vile crime in which a vulnerable man had a large amount of money stolen from him.

We would urge anyone who may have seen this woman in the vicinity at the time of the incident to contact us immediately and help us prevent her from committing any further offences.”

– PC Chris Dalton

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting crime reference C/8655/2015, text 07786 200 011, or can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Luton man charged over 'cultivation of cannabis'

A man has been arrested and charged with the cultivation of a class B drug (cannabis).

Cannabis plant Credit: PA Images

Enea Zeneli, 24, from Harcout Street, Luton, was arrested on Wednesday after a warrant was carried out at an address in Luton.

Officers found cannabis plants and equipment that could be used in the production of cannabis.

Zeneli was charged with being concerned in production of a controlled class B drug and possessing false identity documents.

He appeared before Luton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, the case has been referred to crown court.

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Two men charged with series of robberies

Two men have been charged in connection with a series of robberies across Luton and Dunstable over the past two weeks.

George McAward, who's 32 and from The Mall in Dunstable and 36-year-old Scott Cerqua from Hitchin Road in Luton were arrested on Wednesday following 10 break-ins.

They were remanded in custody and appeared before Luton Magistrates Court.

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Coroner: "No one to blame for death of three-year-old girl hit by a bus in Luton"

Mayah Shazad. Credit: Mayah's family.

A coroner has said no one was to blame for the death of a three-year-old girl who was hit by a bus in Luton.

Mayah Shazad was killed when she was struck in Bury Park in August last year.

Her family has raised concerns about road safety in the area. At an inquest coroner Tom Osborne said she'd died as result of a road traffic collision and that "no one can be considered to blame".

Father missing with baby appears to make contact with police through Facebook

The missing father from Luton who has disappeared with his baby appears to have made contact with police.

Kieran Carroll and his eight-month-old son Louis have not been seen since Tuesday. But yesterday someone with Kieran's name left a message on the Bedfordshire Police Facebook site.

Officers responded: "We're glad you are safe - but we cannot close the case until we see you and louis in person".

The message left on the Bedfordshire Police Facebook page.

Police: "Man who has gone missing with his baby in Luton is acting out of character"

Kieran Carroll on CCTV on Tuesday. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police in Luton say that a man who has gone missing with his baby in Luton is acting "out of character".

Kieran Carroll, 22, was last seen on Tuesday and is believed to be with eight-month-old Louis.

He was last seen at approximately 2pm on Tuesday on CCTV in Luton.

Mr Carroll has gone missing with baby Louis. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

“This type of disappearance is very out of character for Kieran and we are becoming increasingly concerned.

We just want Kieran to contact us to let us know that him and Louis are safe.

If you have seen Kieran, or have any information about where he and Louis may be, please contact us immediately.”

– DI Sean Quinn, Bedfordshire Police
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