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Former Bedfordshire Police officer charged with sex offences against young girls

A former Bedfordshire Police officer has been charged with a string of sex offences against teenage girls. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A former Bedfordshire Police officer has been charged with a string of sex offences against teenage girls.

Mohammad Arshad, who's 35 and from Luton, is accused of 17 offences relating to 11 alleged victims between the ages of 13 and 15.

Arshad served with Bedfordshire Police between April and November last year.

He was suspended when the allegations came out.

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Luton man arrested by counter-terrorism police over alleged fraud

A 38-year-old man has been arrested in Luton as part of a "large scale fraud" investigation linked to UK extremists travelling to Syria.

He was one of seven people - six men and one woman - detained as part of the operation.

Six of the arrests were made in London after six properties were raided by counter-terrorism officers from the Metropolitan Police.

The Luton man is being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit fraud and money-laundering.

The arrests are linked to allegations that vulnerable and elderly people were cold-called on their home phones by someone impersonating a police officer.

Woman crushed by hangar door at Luton Airport

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after being crushed by a hangar door at Luton Airport.

The woman, who's in her fifties and works as a tug driver, was operating the Hangar 63 door at the airport when she became trapped.

She was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. The Health and Safety Executive is investigating.

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Direct flights to resume from Luton to North America

Luton Airport. Credit: PA

Direct flights from Luton to North America are set to resume today - after a break of seven years.

A business class-only service to New York operated by French airline La Compagnie will fly four times a week. There have been no such flights from the airport for seven years.

La Compagnie said it hoped to increase the number of flights to six times a week from June.

Warning as Luton man is jailed for supplying steroids

Parbez Ahmed, who was jailed for two years for supplying drugs. Credit: Bedfordshire Police.

Police have issued a warning about the dangers of taking substances bought online after a man who supplied thousands of pounds' worth of steroids was jailed.

Parbez Ahmed, of Paisley Close, Luton, was caught with a large quantity of body building and performance-enhancing drugs.

The 23-year-old was jailed for 2 years.

Investigations showed he used health and fitness forums and blog sites online to advertise the drugs which he supplied across the UK.

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