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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.


Police hunt 12-year-old boy over sex assault

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was indecently assaulted in Chapel Street, Luton.

The incident happened at approximately 1.15pm on Thursday, 9 April. The victim was walking along the street when she was approached by a boy who grabbed her. The boy then joined a group of other young people and they walked off in the direction of Farley Hill.

They boy is described as around 12, black, around 5’2”, with short black hair and was wearing a cream jumper with blue piping across the chest and jogging bottoms.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Rebecca Kitts on 101, text 07786 200 011, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Luton men deny IS leafletting in London

Westminster Magistrates Court Credit: ITV Anglia

Two men from Luton accused of inviting people to support Islamic State (IS) by handing out leaflets in London's West End have pleaded not guilty to terror offences.<

Shah Jahah Khan, 62, and Muslim convert Ibrahim Anderson, 38, each deny one charge of inviting support for a banned organisation.

Westminster Magistrates' Court heard that the charge relates to an offence on August 9 last year, when the pair are alleged to have handed out leaflets about IS in Oxford Street.<

Senior district judge Howard Riddle granted the two men conditional bail and they will appear at the Old Bailey on May 15.

CCTV released following Luton robbery

Police have issued CCTV images of two men that they would like to speak to in connection with the robbery of a shop in Marsh Road in Luton yesterday.

Marsh Farm CCTV image one Credit: Bedfordshire Police
Marsh Farm CCTV image two Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Just after midnight, two men entered the shop and threatened an employee with a knife before stealing alcohol.

“We are keen to speak to the men pictured in the CCTV in order to help us with this investigation, so we are urging anyone that may be able to help identify them to get in touch.

“The offenders are clearly dangerous people and it’s important we find those responsible as soon as possible to help prevent further offences.”

– Detective Sergeant Carol Morris

Anyone with information is asked to contact Luton CID on 101, text 07786 200 011, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Man in court over fatal stabbing in 2013

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man in Luton. 20-year-old Jordan Maguire was fatally stabbed at his home in Thrales Close on the Marsh Farm Estate in May 2013.

Jordan Maguire died in May 2013 Credit: Bedfordshire Police

32-year-old Jason Nelson has appeared at Luton Magistrates' Court charged with Jordan Maguire's murder, after being extradited to the UK from Trinidad. He was remanded in custody to return to court on the 28th of April.

Teenage boy jailed for attacking elderly man in "broad daylight" in Bedfordshire park

The attack happened in Wardown Park. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A teenage boy has been jailed for attacking a 78-year-old man in Bedfordshire.

The man was walking his dog in Wardown Park, Luton, when the boy assaulted him in December.

The victim was taken to hospital in a serious condition. He's still suffering from the effects of the attack.

The boy pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm without intent and was sentenced to eight months in a Young Offender Institution.

“This was an unprovoked attack on an elderly man in broad daylight.

We worked closely with the community to identify the boy responsible and bring him to justice, and I would like to thank those who came forward to assist us.

We are pleased that the boy has admitted his involvement which has brought some closure to the victim who is still recovering from his injuries.”

– Detective Sergeant Tom Hamm

Report: Mistake put passenger plane on collision course with another aircraft at Luton Airport

Luton Airport. Credit: PA

An official report says a mistake by an air traffic controller put a passenger plane leaving Luton Airport on a collision course with another aircraft.

When the Airbus A319 was given an instruction to climb to 5,000ft it came within 100 feet vertically and four miles horizontally of a similar aircraft last September.

The airlines involved haven't been named.

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