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Police hunt man who threatened member of staff with a gun at Luton casino

The man brandished a gun. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police are hunting an armed robber who raided a casino in Luton in what they describe as a "terrifying ordeal" for a member of staff .

A man wearing a black motorcycle helmet and brandishing a gun walked into Genting Casino in Skimpot Road at about 1.20am on Tuesday March 10.

He threatened a member of staff and ordered them to hand over a large amount of cash which he put into a black rucksack.

The robber was wearing dark clothing and black gloves with thick orange stripes across the knuckles. He got away on a motorbike.

The robber was wearing dark clothing and black gloves with thick orange stripes across the knuckles. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

“This was a terrifying ordeal for the member of staff who was in genuine fear for their life.

The offender’s gloves and bag are quite distinctive and I would urge anyone who recognises them, or has any information as to who is responsible, to call police.”

– Detective Constable Rachel Lydon, Bedfordshire Police

Man charged with the murder of Luton man Marcus Hall

Marcus Hall. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

A man has been charged with the murder of a man in Luton 14 years ago.

18-year-old Marcus Hall was beaten and stabbed to death in March 2001.

Adebayo Ekun was arrested in Nigeria last month and was extradited back to the UK.

He's now been charged with Marcus Hall's murder and will appear in court today.

Seven men have been convicted in 2002/3 for the part they played in his murder.


Woman arrested at Luton airport due to appear in court

A 21-year-old woman arrested by counter-terror police at Luton Airport is due to appear in court.

Jamila Henry, of Waltham Forest, London, has been charged with possession of an identity document with intent, under the Identity Documents Act, the Metropolitan Police said.

She was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of preparation of acts of terrorism, after landing on a flight from Istanbul.

Henry will appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Terror arrest at Luton Airport

A British woman has been arrested by counter-terrorism officers at Luton Airport.

Scotland Yard said the 21-year-old was stopped at about 11.15am after landing on a flight from Istanbul, Turkey.

She was arrested on suspicion of the preparation of acts of terrorism and is being held a police station in South London.


Coroner says wall of silence around Luton man's death is 'shameful'

A coroner's described the wall of silence from witnesses surrounding the shooting of a man in Luton as 'a shameful state of affairs'.

46-year-old Paul Foster was shot dead nearly two years ago, but as yet, no one's been charged over his death.

Police think it's a case of mistaken identity - and a coroner's concluded that he was unlawfully killed.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper reports

Inquest rules 'unlawful killing' into the death of Paul Foster 2 years ago

Paul Foster died in April 2013 Credit: Family picture

An Inquest into the death of Paul Foster who was shot dead in Luton in April 2013 has today concluded he was 'unlawfully killed'.

The 46-year old who was a father of three, died on the Lewsey Farm Estate. on the 9th of April, almost two years go. No one has been charged in relation to his death.

The Inquest lasted less that 15 minutes and Bedfordshire police say they still have 'open lines of inquiry' and that they are appealing for people with information to come forward.

Scene of the shooting on the Lewsey Farm Estate, Luton, 2013 Credit: ITV News Anglia

"It is a shameful state of affairs that there are people out there who know what happened, who are not prepared to come forward and I make a final appeal for people to come forward, even at this late stage."

– Tom Osborne, Coroner

Police hunt woman who stole £3k from pensioner's pocket

Police are keen to trace the woman responsible for stealing £3000 from an elderly man in Luton.

Location of theft in Luton Credit: ITV News Anglia

The man was outside a jewellery shop in Dunstable Road at around 3pm on Thursday when a woman stole the cash from his pocket.

The woman was wearing a green burkha and had a blue string bag over her shoulder. She is believed to have walked down Dunstable Road in the direction of Leagrave Road after taking the money. She was also seen walking along Bury Park Road before the theft.

“This is particularly vile crime in which a vulnerable man had a large amount of money stolen from him.

We would urge anyone who may have seen this woman in the vicinity at the time of the incident to contact us immediately and help us prevent her from committing any further offences.”

– PC Chris Dalton

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting crime reference C/8655/2015, text 07786 200 011, or can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Luton man charged over 'cultivation of cannabis'

A man has been arrested and charged with the cultivation of a class B drug (cannabis).

Cannabis plant Credit: PA Images

Enea Zeneli, 24, from Harcout Street, Luton, was arrested on Wednesday after a warrant was carried out at an address in Luton.

Officers found cannabis plants and equipment that could be used in the production of cannabis.

Zeneli was charged with being concerned in production of a controlled class B drug and possessing false identity documents.

He appeared before Luton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, the case has been referred to crown court.

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