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Police release CCTV of casino gunman

The man armed with what appears to be a handgun Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Detectives in Luton have released CCTV images of a man who raided a casino in the town.

The lone raider entered the Genting Casino on Skimpot Road at 5am on Thursday 17 August.

He produced what's thought to be a handgun and forced staff to hand over cash. He left the casino and headed off in the direction of Craddock Road.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

The raider struck at about 5am Credit: Bedfordshire Police


M1 delays after a crash between car and lorry

Traffic congestion on the M1 in Bedfordshire after a crash between a car and a lorry. Credit: Highways England Traffic Camera

There is very slow traffic on the M1 in Bedfordshire after a crash involving a car and a lorry.

One lane is closed northbound at Junction 12 for Flitwick A5120 / B5120 and there is congestion to Junction 11 A505 Dunstable Road / B579 Dunstable Road.

It is not if anyone has been hurt in the incident.

Teenager seriously injured in Luton stabbing

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A 17-year-old has been seriously injured in a stabbing in Luton.

The assault took place during a confrontation between two groups of youths at Brantwood Road between 10.30pm and 11pm on Monday, September 11.

The teenage victim was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition.

Police are appealing for information believe one of the people involved may have made off in a white car.

"There were a number of youths in the immediate area before the incident and we are asking for anyone who may have seen or heard anything to come forward.

"We are also keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a white car in the area around the time of the incident, as it is believed one of the perpetrators may have made off in the vehicle."

– Det Con Rachel Lydon, Bedfordshire Police.

Police investigating Luton sexual assault want to speak to this man

Do you recognise this man? Bedfordshire Police want to speak to him. Credit: Bedfordshire Police.

Police want to speak to this man following an alleged sexual assault in Luton.

A woman was walking along the underpass at New Bedford Road at about 9.10am on Wednesday July 19 when she was approached by a man.

He sexually assaulted her but left the scene when she challenged him.

“We’re releasing a CCTV image of a man we would like to speak to in connection with this incident and I would urge anyone who could help us identify the man, as well as anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information that could help, to get in touch.”

– PC Matt Watson, Bedfordshire Police.


Protesters say they've been 'fobbed off' over Luton business park concerns

A community has accused the council of putting the needs of businesses before those of local residents.

London Luton Airport Limited has proposed a development at Wigmore Valley Park, close to the airport site.

It will include 70 acres of commercial space and a new access road.

But people living nearby say it will ruin the local environment and cause huge traffic problems.

Watch Russell Hookey's report for ITV News Anglia.

Luton-based easyJet to recruit 1,200 new cabin crew

Luton-based airline easyJet is looking to recruit 1,200 more cabin crew. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Luton-based airline easyJet is looking to recruit 1,200 more cabin crew.

It is the largest crew intake in the company's 21-year history. Once qualified air stewards and stewardesses can look forward to visiting many of the 124 destinations easJjet currently flies to and from.

The company's training academy is in Bedfordshire where existing crew get their annual refresher training. New recruits undergo three weeks of basic training.

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