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Road closed after reports shots fired in Luton

Police are investigating an incident in Biscot Road, Luton, after reports that shots were fired.

Biscot Road is shut at the junction with Sheridan and Waldeck Road, after the incident which took place at 06:20pm last night.

Nobody was injured and it's being treated as an isolated event.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation or who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police on 101.

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Part of Luton sealed off due to ongoing 'serious incident'

Part of Luton has been sealed off by police.

Part of Luton is sealed off by police this morning (December 21) after what's being called a "serious incident."

Police seal off the area.

Police say they can't confirm what happened at Biscot Road but added that it is still ongoing.

The incident happened in Biscot Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Biscot Road is currently closed between Cromwell Road/Waldeck Road and Sheridan Road.

More details to follow

Muslims in Luton will hand out roses to promote peace

Roses ready to be handed out Credit: Dawood Masood

Muslims will hand out roses in the centre of Luton today to promote love and peace. The organisers say it's about spreading the true message of Islam.

They'll be in St George's Square from 11:30am until 2pm.

"The objective of this unique event will be to engage with the local community of Luton by promoting dialogue, spreading peace and mutual understanding.

We are aware that the Muslim community in general gets a lot of negative coverage from the media, therefore, we hope by giving out roses and cards that highlight the Prophet's message of mercy for all, we can change people's views about the Muslim community and Islam on a local level."

– Event organisers

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Driver chased by police crashes into brick wall in Luton

A car involved in a police chase in Luton has damaged five parked cars and crashed into a brick wall.

The driver of a silver Vauxhall Astra failed to stop after colliding with a vehicle in Francis Street at 5am.

The Astra was pursued by police along the New Bedford Road before crashing at the junction with Montrose Avenue.

The driver left the scene on foot down Montrose Avenue.

He is described as Asian, in his mid-twenties, with short hair, and was wearing a white top.

The passenger of the vehicle was taken to hospital with what are believed to be minor injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Richard Barker of the roads policing unit on 101.

Human remains found in Luton confirmed as those of missing Natalia Doherty

Natalia Doherty. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police have confirmed that human remains that were found in a garden in Luton are those of missing Natalia Doherty.

The 50-year-old was last seen in 2003.

Police spent yesterday searching garden of a house in Icknield Way in Luton and they have now confirmed that the dental records obtained from the remains have identified Ms Doherty.

Two men from Luton (aged 39 and 66) who were arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday (December 9) have been bailed with until 27 January 2016.

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