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Luton work with Burton to trace missile throwers

Luton Town Credit: PA Images

Luton Town Football Club says it's working closely with last weekend's opposition Burton Albion, after reports of missiles being thrown onto the Burton pitch during saturday's game.

CCTV coverage of the crowd is currently being studied - the club says any Luton supporter identified would be banned from Kenilworth Road for six years.

Police release audio of phone call. Do you recognise this voice?

Police in Bedfordshire have released an audio clip of a man they want to trace in connection with a burglary in Luton.

The man called for a taxi from Wodecroft Road in the early hours of Saturday, October 25.

A home had been burgled in the road during the same night and offenders stole a number of electrical items including a large flat screen television.

The taxi firm recorded the audio after the caller could not identify the number he was calling from.

Detective Constable Scott Hannam said:

“We are keen to identify the man who is recorded makingthe call for a taxi as we believe he may have important information which could assist our investigation.

“I would urge anyone who recognises his voice, or for the man himself, to contact police.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone who has any information or saw a large television being carried around this area on the night in question.”

– DC Scott Hannam, Beds Police

You can listen to the phone call below. Contact Beds Police on 101 if you can help.


Police urging people to stay vigilant after sexual assault

Police are urging people to be vigilant after a woman was sexually assaulted in Luton.

The victim, who is in her 20s, was assaulted as she walked along Kingsway between 4.45pm and 5.15pm on Friday (November 21).

The victim shouted at him and he ran off down an alleyway.

"I would appeal to anyone who saw this incident or where the man ran off to afterwards, to call police. I would also urge people to be vigilant when out walking after dark, keeping to well-lit or well-populated areas.”

– DC James Wildman

Six people arrested during EDL march released by police

Six people were arrested during the march and have all been released without charge Credit: ITV News Anglia

Six people arrested during the English Defence League march in Luton on Saturday have all been released without any charges.

The five men and one woman were held at Dunstable police station for the duration of the march and were released shortly afterwards.

They had been arrested by police in order to prevent a breach of the peace.

The EDL march passed off peacefully with around 400 people taking part. A counter protest also took place with a smaller number of people involved.


Council leader: EDL protesters 'we don't want them here'

Hundreds of police officers from forces across the south east are on duty in Luton as a march by the English Defence League heads through the town.

EDL march in Luton Credit: ITV News Anglia

Click below to watch an interview clip with Chief Inspector Mark Upex from Bedfordshire Police:

The leader of Luton Borough Council Hazel Simmons told ITV News Anglia she didn't want the protesters in the town and that they were not welcome.

She said: "They have a democratic right to protest. Obviously it's a great cost to the public purse. We have to accommodate that and make sure the town is safe."

A counter demonstration is taking place under the banner "We Are Luton". Around 500 people are believed to be marching with the EDL.

Click below to watch an interview clip with Cllr Hazel Simmons, Leader of Luton Borough Council:

Business owners on the route of the match say road closures have affected trade and have condemned the event.

Changes to Luton bus services during EDL march

Arriva has announced changes to some of its bus services in Luton as a result of the EDL march and counter protests taking place today.

Arriva bus Credit: PA Images

All services that would normally stop at Church Street will be dropping off and picking up passengers at the Luton Station Interchange including 31 and 38.

Any services that serve the Galaxy or Silver Street will also serve their stops.

The only exception is the Farley Hill services, 1 and 4, which will terminate and start at Chapel Street.

We will have staff on hand to assist passengers and drivers and as soon as the area is clear, normal stops will be served.

Updates will be on social media if anything changes, facebook /arrivashires or twitter @arrivashires

– Linsey Frostick, Arriva

Council leader appeals for calm ahead of EDL march

Ahead of an English Defence League march through Luton on Saturday, the leader of the Borough Council has appealed for calm.

EDL march in Peterborough Credit: PA Images

Hundreds of supporters of the far right group are expected to take part. The groups 'We are Luton' and 'Unite Against Fascism' will stage a counter protest.

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