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Jogger hit by car near Luton

Bedfordshire police are appealing for people who may have seen a jogger hit by a car near Luton to get in touch.

The man, who's 51, was hit by a red Peugeot 307 at Streatley.

Location where a jogger was hit by a car Credit: ITV Anglia

The car was travelling west on Barton Hill Road, towards the junction with the A6 last Wednesday evening.

The jogger, from Barton, is in Addenbrooke's Hospital with multiple broken bones.

Jogger in coma after being hit by a car

A jogger is in a coma with multiple broken bones after being hit by a car in Luton.

The incident happened last Wednesday (19 March) at about 7pm as the car, a red Peugeot 307, was travelling west on Barton Hill Road, towards the junction with the A6.

The jogger, a man aged 51 from Barton, was wearing a yellow running top and black shorts.

PC Helen Carpenter, of the Collision Investigation Unit, would like to hear from anyone who saw the incident, or who saw/passed the jogger on the road at about the same time.

If you can help, call PC Carpenter direct at the CIU on 01438 757500 or the 24 hour non-emergency number 101.


Police Chief Constable says sorry to family

The Chief Constable of Bedfordshire police has apologised to the family of an autistic man from Luton who the family says was assaulted by officers.

In a private meeting with Colette Paul the family of Faruk Ali were able to share their concerns at the highest level.

The Chief Constable spoke to ITV News Anglia's Jonathan Wills after the meeting. Click above to watch the interview.

Police Chief apologises to family of autistic man

The Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police has apologised for the distress caused to an autistic man in Luton, whose family say was assaulted by police officers outside his own home.

Colette Paul's first words fell short of admitting any responsibility, because an investigation into what actually happened is still in progress. But she says she is listening to the family and the community.

Click above to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson.

Chief Constable meets family of man with autism

Colette Paul, Chief Constable of Bedfordshire police

Bedfordshire's Chief Constable is to meet with the family of a man with autism, to discuss their concerns over the way he's been treated by police.

The family of Faruk Ali claim he was assaulted by officers outside his home in Luton last month. There were angry scenes at a public meeting last week.

Public meeting in Luton Credit: ITV News Anglia

Bedfordshire Police said it's taking the matter very seriously and an investigation is underway.

Three arrests for possession of offensive weapons

Three men have been arrested in Luton on suspicion of possessing offensive weapons after members of the public reported seeing a group of men brandishing weapons at a shop in Sundon Park Parade.

The incident happened on Friday 7 March when a group of men entered Greggs the Bakers armed with a crowbar and a gun.

Bedfordshire Police said unarmed officers quickly responded to the call for help and one officer detained a man armed with a crowbar in Tenth Avenue. Another had fled in to a nearby shop and was also quickly arrested along with a third man.

Three men were questioned and released on bail.

“Bedfordshire Police takes violent crime extremely seriously and will do all it can to crack down on those who put our communities in danger. This incident demonstrates how our officers put themselves in danger to protect the public within Bedfordshire and I am extremely proud of the bravery shown by these individuals.”

– Chief Superintendent Jim Saunders, Bedfordshire Police


Major roadworks start on M1 at Luton

M1 at Luton Credit: ITV Anglia

The spur road between junction 10 and 10a will have a contraflow and people heading to Luton Town Centre and Luton Airport are being warned their journey could take longer than normal.

The roadworks are part of a £30 million scheme to speed up traffic in the area.

Luton: Angry scenes at public meeting as police listen to concerns about alleged treatment of autistic man

Assistant Chief Constable Nigel Trippett listens to concerns at the meeting last night.
Assistant Chief Constable Nigel Trippett listens to concerns at the meeting last night. Credit: ITV News Anglia

There were angry scenes at a public meeting last night, held to raise concerns about the way a man with autism was allegedly treated by Bedfordshire Police.

The family of Faruk Ali say he was assaulted by police outside his home in Luton last month.

Faruk Ali.
Faruk Ali. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Around 150 people attended the meeting, including representatives from the police and council.

"From my perspective it was an opportunity to try to reassure the public in what we're doing to address that and to recognise that we're taking their complaints and their views seriously," Assistant Chief Constable Nigel Trippett told ITV News Anglia.

Read more: Family of man with autism hold meeting to raise concerns about alleged police treatment

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