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Body in bin case: man released on bail

Police at the scene of the discovery in Luton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man arrested in connection with two deaths in Luton has been bailed.

A murder investigation was launched after a man's body was found in a bin on Essex Close Monday (17 October).

Officers are now investigating whether his death is linked to the death of a woman who was body was found at a nearby home on 10 October.

The woman’s death is still being treated as unexplained.

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Luton bin murder case: Police say victims were killed at the same time

Police investigating a double murder in Luton believe the victims were killed at the same time, even though the bodies were found a week apart.

Today, police also revealed they'd found a child at a property when the body of a woman was discovered more than a week ago.

The child's now in care. A week later, a man's body was found in a nearby bin.

Watch a video report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey.

Three local newspapers set to close

The Bedfordshire on Sunday will continue despite the closure of its sister titles. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Three local newspapers are to close.

Trinity Mirror has announced it will no longer publish the free weekly titles Luton on Sunday, One MK and the Northampton Herald Post.

However the media group insists it will have a renewed focus on the Bedfordshire on Sunday, which will continue alongside its website. The publisher is set to increase its distribution.

“We are not exiting these markets but will retain a presence in a different way.

We believe there is a better way for us to provide content and commercial solutions for the local communities, for example through a schedule of niche products and awards & events."

– Spokesperson, Trinity Mirror

Double murder investigation begins on Luton housing estate

A double murder investigation has been launched in Luton after a man's body was found in a bin, exactly a week after the death of a woman at the same block of flats.

This afternoon detectives revealed they're now looking at whether the two deaths are linked.

They've arrested a man on suspicion of both killings.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper.

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Motorcyclist dies after crashing into railway bridge

The 23-year-old man died after his motorbike collided with a railway bridge. Credit: PA

A man has died after the motorbike he was riding crashed into a railway bridge in Luton.

It happened at Chiltern Green Road, close to the junction with the B653 Lower Harpenden Road, at 8.10pm on Friday (14 October).

The 23-year-old motorcyclist died.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Luton bin death: Police confirm could now be double murder

Police at the scene of the discovery in Luton Credit: ITV News Anglia

The death of a man whose body was found in the bin room of a housing estate in Luton could be linked to another death.

Bedfordshire police now say they are looking into the possibility that they have a double murder.

On Monday (17th October) the body of a man was found in a bin outside a property in Essex Close. A murder investigation was launched by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit.

Officers are now investigating whether the death is linked to the death of a woman who was found at a property, also in Essex Close, on Monday 10th October.

The woman’s death was initially being treated as unexplained but police are now investigating whether she was murdered.

"This is an incredibly complex investigation and we would like to reassure the public that we have a dedicated team of officers on the case, who are working to establish the circumstances surrounding the death of both the man and woman."

– Detective Inspector Fraser Wylie, Senior Investigating officer
The bin room where a body of a man was discovered Credit: ITV News Anglia

“I’d like to appeal for anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the vicinity of Essex Close in the last week, and in particular over the weekend leading to Monday 10 October, to get in touch.”

– Detective Inspector Fraser Wylie, senior investigating officer

One man has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder and remains in police custody for questioning.

The man and woman have not been formally identified yet. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Connery.

Man attacked outside hospital after 'road rage incident'

The assault happened outside Luton and Dunstable Hospital. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been attacked outside Luton and Dunstable Hospital following a "road rage incident".

He was knocked to the ground and assaulted by another man, resulting in him losing a tooth.

It followed what police describe as a "road rage incident" at about 9pm on Calnwood Road Tuesday (11 October).

The man who carried out the attack was driving a silver Volvo with an 04 registration.

Neighbours speak of shock and fear after a body lay undiscovered in bin room for days

Police at the scene of the discovery in Luton Credit: ITV News Anglia

There has been more police activity at an estate in Luton where a body was found in a bin room.

The discovery was made in Essex Close in a bin room, police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

The bin room where the discovery was made Credit: ITV News Anglia

ITV News Anglia has been speaking to people on the estate, many say they are now scared to go out. Click below to watch a short clip.

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