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EasyJet flight delayed after 'tiff' between cabin crew'

Archive picture, easyJet fight Credit: PA

An easyJet flight from London Gatwick to Belfast was delayed by over an hour after two members of the cabin crew were removed from the plane following a row.

The company which has its HQ at Luton airport and also operates flights from Stansted said it was a 'verbal disagreement'.

The flight was due to take off at 2.45pm on Wednesday but was held up.

TV presenter Dan Lobb was on board the plane and posted a series of messages about the incident.

"This is a first. My easyJet flight has returned to gate because the cabin crew have had a tiff! One crew member being offloaded. Delayed."

– Dan Lobb, TV presenter

"EasyJet can confirm that flight EZY835 from London Gatwick to Belfast returned to stand to replace two crew members following a verbal disagreement between them. The safety and welfare of our passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority and in order to deliver this easyJet's cabin crew need to be able to work as a team. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the resulting delay."

– Airline spokesperson

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Luton

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Bute Mills in Luton Credit: PA Images

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be in Luton today, to continue to raise awareness on mental health.

The first of three visits will be at national charity Youthscape in Bute Mills, following a £3.2m renovation.

The Royal couple will then unveil a plaque at Keech Hospice to mark its 25-year anniversary and take a tour of the adult and child facilities.

Their visit in Luton will end at Hayward Tyler- an engineering company- where they will open a £20m centre of excellence for motor manufacture and present staff with the Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Man charged over death of teenage girl in crash

Wanessa Lewandowska died in the crash Credit: Beds Police

A man's appeared in court charged with causing the death of 15-year-old Wanessa Lewandowska following a collision in Luton.

Michael Fludgate, 20, of no fixed address, was arrested on Friday 19th August following his release from Luton and Dunstable Hospital where he had been treated since the crash in High Town Road shortly before 10.30pm on Tuesday 9 August.

He was charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing death while unlicensed/uninsured and failing to stop for police.

Wanessa, who was in the back seat, was fatally injured when the car crashed into a shop. Two other men in the car were hurt.

He appeared before Hatfield Magistrates' Court on Saturday 20th August and has been remanded in custody.

A separate Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation into the actions of police prior to the collision continues.

The silver Golf crashed into a shop on High Town Road in Luton Credit: ITV Anglia

Teenager who died in Luton crash named

Wanessa Lewandowska.

A teenage girl who died in a fatal road traffic collision in Luton has been named as Wanessa Lewandowska.

Wanessa, 15, from Luton, died at the scene of the crash in High Town Road at approximately 10.30pm on Tuesday 9 August 2016.

She had been sitting in the rear of a silver Volkswagen Golf which had apparently failed to stop for a Bedfordshire Police officer shortly before the car collided with a property. The driver of the vehicle, a man in his 20s, suffered serious injuries in the incident and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The IPCC has begun an independent investigation into the actions of police prior to the collision.

Our thoughts are with Wanessa’s family and everybody affected by this tragic incident. Our investigators have met with her family to explain our role and we will keep them updated throughout our investigation.

– Commissioner Mary Cunneen

An investigation into the collision itself is being carried out by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit.

Investigations continue into fatal collision in Luton

The car crashed into a shop last night.

Police are continuing to investigate a fatal collision in Luton last night where a 15-year-old girl died.

It's after a silver Volkswagen Golf failed to stop when it was signaled to pull over by officers at around 10.20pm.

The vehicle then crashed into a shop in High Town Road - killing the girl.

One man was airlifted to hospital where he is being treated for serious injuries.

Two other men who are thought to have been travelling in the vehicle at the time of the collision, or immediately prior to it, have also been identified. One of them has been treated for minor injuries.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) are carrying out a separate investigation.

First and foremost our thoughts are with the friends and family of this young girl who has died in such tragic circumstances. We have specialist officers supporting the families of the girl and the injured parties during this difficult time. We are continuing to investigate the cause of the collision and I would urge anyone who saw what happened, or the vehicle prior to the collision, to call police.

– Bedfordshire Assistant Chief Constable Mike Colbourne

The road has remained closed today for investigations to be carried out, however it is due to be re-opened shortly.

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Teenager killed in Luton crash referred to IPCC named locally

15 year old passenger killed in crash named locally as Wanessa Lewandowska.

The death of a teenage girl in a car crash in Luton last night has been referred to the police watchdog.

It's after a car failed to stop when officers signaled for the driver to pull over.

It then crashed into a house in High Town Road - killing the 15 year old passenger, who has been named locally as Wanessa Lewandowska.

A man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries and police believe there may have been a third person in the car.

Pictures from the scene after teen dies in Luton crash

The teenager died in the crash. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The IPCC are investigating after a teenage girl was killed in a crash in Luton last night.

Bedfordshire Police say the car didn't stop when it was told to pull over and then crashed into a shop.

The scene outside the shop this morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Another man was airlifted to hospital.

The force has referred the case to the police watchdog who are now trying to figure out what happened.

Death of teenager in Luton crash referred to IPCC

The car crashed into a shop last night. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The death of a teenage girl in a crash in Luton last night has been referred to the police watchdog by Bedfordshire Police.

It's after a silver Volkswagen Golf failed to stop when it was signalled to pull over by officers at around 10.20pm.

The vehicle then crashed into a shop in High Town Road - killing the girl.

Another man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

The IPCC have now been made aware and are looking into what happened.

The road and nearby streets have been closed as investigations are carried out.

Police release CCTV pic to try to track down man who tried to rob bank

Police have released this picture in their hunt for a man who tried to rob a bank in Luton Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police have released a CCTV image following an attempted robbery at Lloyds Bank in Marsh Road in Luton.

At around 3.55pm, on Thursday June 30th, a man entered the bank and threatened staff, demanding money. Staff were able to call the police, and the man left the bank. He then took a white mountain bike from the corner of Archway Road and Marsh Road, and left the area.

We are keen to speak to the person pictured in the CCTV image as we believe he may be able to assist with our enquiries. However, we would also like to hear from anyone in the area at the time who may have seen someone acting suspiciously after leaving the bank.”

– Detective Constable Ryan Barnes
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