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Man summoned to court in disappearance of Luton woman

Natalia was last seen in April 2003 Credit: Natalia Doherty

A second man has been summoned to court in connection with the death of Natalia Doherty, who disappeared in Luton in 2003.

72-year old Joseph Doherty from Old Greenock Road, Port Glasgow, Scotland, has received a summons to answer charges of preventing a lawful burial, obstructing a coroner in the execution of his duty and perverting the course of justice.

It comes after the remains of 50-year-old Natalia Doherty were discovered by police in a garden in Luton in December 2015.

Daniel Doherty, 67 and of Ickneild Way in Luton was charged with the same offences last week.

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Family of murdered Luton man say their lives have been torn apart

Kevin Kelly. Credit: Bedfordshire Police.

The family of a 27-year-old man who died after he was assaulted in Luton at the weekend say they are devastated.

Father-of-one Kevin Kelly was attacked in Upper George Street at about 5am on Sunday. He died later in hospital.

Today his family said their "lives had been torn apart" by his death.

"We are devastated by the loss of Kevin. He touched so many people's lives and was loved by everyone. His cheeky smile will never be forgotten.

"Kevin was a loving family man who adored his son. He worked hard his whole life and we were all so proud of him when he started his own plastering company. "

– Family tribute to Kevin Kelly.

One man was arrested in connection with the assault.

Man admits trying to kill woman whose husband was murdered in 2009

The Moon's newsagents in Luton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has pleaded guilty to trying to kill a Luton shopkeeper in the same place her husband was murdered seven years ago.

Jashbhai Patel was stabbed to death at Moon's newsagents, the shop he owned in Park Street in Luton in 2009.

In December last year, his wife was attacked in the same shop by a different man.

Tomasz Jaworski who is 30 and of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to her attempted murder and will be sentenced next month.

He also pleaded guilty to two counts of actual bodily harm on two other people during the same incident.

This was a serious and prolonged assault on three innocent members of the community by a very dangerous individual.

During this horrific attack he continually told a woman that he wanted to kill her, slashing her with a shard of glass as well as grabbing her around the neck, kicking and punching her.

He had also assaulted two more people beforehand, though fortunately they sustained only minor injuries.

– PC James Mirza

Man dies after 'altercation' in Luton in early hours

27-year old Kevin Kelly died in early hours of Sunday ( 1st May) Credit: Bedfordshire police

A Luton man has died after what Bedfordshire police are calling an 'altercation' in Upper George Street.

27-year-old Kevin Kelly from Luton was taken to hospital after the incident at around 5am Sunday morning ( 1st May).

A man has been arrested in connection with his death and remains in police custody for questioning.

Anyone with information should call the 101 number quoting Operation Dubnium.


Man accused of trying to 'engage in violent jihad' appears in court

The area Mr Jamil is from. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A 21-year-old man from Bedfordshire has appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court accused of terror offences linked to Syria.

Mubashir Jamil from Belmont Road in Luton was arrested on Wednesday and charged by police yesterday.

It is alleged he was preparing to travel to Syria to "engage in violent jihad".

He has been remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on June, 3.

Appeal after man found dead in Luton car park

Police were called to Sainsbury’s car park in Quantock Rise. Credit: Google Maps

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was found dead in a car park in Luton.

Emergency services were called at approximately 4pm (27 April) to reports a man had been found in a van in Sainsbury’s car park in Quantock Rise.

The man, Peter McCann, 47, died at the scene.

We are not treating this death as suspicious, but we are keen to find out what happened to Peter prior to his death, and we’d like to speak to anyone who may have seen him, or his vehicle, yesterday.

– Detective Sergeant Michelle Lack

The van was a green Vauxhall Vivaro with a 11 plate.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DS Lack on 101 quoting Operation Chantilly.

Mayor of Paris thanks primary school for condolences after terror attacks

The messages of support sent by the school. Credit: William Austin Junior School

Pupils from William Austin Junior school in Luton who sent a special book of condolence to France in the wake of terror attacks have received personal thanks from the Mayor of Paris.

The letter, written in French and translated for the children, thanked the school for their lovely book and their show of support.

Dramatic pictures in Luton as fire breaks out in block of flats

A child and three adults had to be treated by paramedics this afternoon as firefighters tackled a blaze in a block of flats in Luton.

They were all evacuated from the property on the second floor of the building on Hockwell Ring.

Firefighters were called at about 2.15pm.

No one else was hurt in the fire - which was captured on video by Jonathan Matthews - although flats on either side were also damaged.

The blaze was out by 3pm. An investigation into the cause of the fire has begun.

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