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Woman assaulted in a car in Luton

The woman got into the car on King Street Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are investigating an assault on a woman in a car in Luton yesterday morning.

It happened after the 20-year-old got into a vehicle in King Street at around 5am, which took her to Chapel Close off the A6 Barton Road.

Police, who say the woman escaped but was extremely shaken, are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything.

They are particularly keen to speak to a woman who was walking her dog along the A6, near its junction with Warden Hill Road, and inquired after the victim’s welfare.

“It is also possible someone recalls seeing the victim getting in the vehicle within King Street. If so we want to hear from them.

“We would also like to remind people that it is always a good idea to stick with friends when on a night out, and that includes sharing pre-arranged transportation home.”

– Det Insp Zara Brown

Anyone with information can telephone DI Brown, in confidence, on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Princess Royal visits Luton to open new advice centre

The Princess Royal has opened a new Citizens Advice Bureau in Luton Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Princess Royal has been in Luton to officially open a new Citizens Advice Bureau that aims to help thousands more people cope with everyday problems, from debt to relationship breakdown. She's been patron of the National Association of Citizens for more than 25 years.

Click below to see Russell Hookey's report


Luton man on trial over plot to attack RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall forces

Shazib Ahmed Khan and Junead Ahmed Khan. Credit: Priscilla Coleman.

A trial is due to continue today of a man from Luton accused of plotting an attack on British or American forces in East Anglia.

Junead Khan is accused of making preparations to kill military personnel at RAF Lakenheath or RAF Mildenahll.

He is on trial alongside his uncle Shazib Khan who is charged with preparing to join Islamic State in Syria.

Both men deny the charges. The trial continues.

Warning of traffic disruption on way to Luton Airport

Drivers are being warned to leave more time to get to Luton Airport next week Credit: ITV Anglia

Drivers are being warned to leave more time for their journey to Luton Airport while resurfacing works are carried out.

The works, on a key link road to London Luton Airport, are due to take place during the evenings from 7pm-4am from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 February.

Frank Lester Way will be closed to motorists, whilst the remaining junctions of the roundabout will be controlled using temporary traffic lights.

A diversion will be in operation via Eaton Green Road, Vauxhall Way and Airport Way.

The works are likely to cause some congestion and motorists are advised to allow extra time when planning their journeys to and from the airport.

“Resurfacing is essential to ensure that Luton’s roads are kept in good condition for drivers and these works follow concerns raised locally about the road surface. Whilst every effort is being made to minimise the impact on the road network, there was never an ideal time to carry out these works given the road serves the airport 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We apologise in advance for the disruption.”

– Cllr Paul Castleman, Portfolio Holder for transport

Five-year-old girl sought after Luton burglary

The house targeted was in Blenheim Crescent, Luton Credit: ITV Anglia

Police say a five-year-old girl was involved in an attempted burglary in Luton.

The child was with an adult as they tried to break into a house in Blenheim Crescent on Saturday 6 February at around 6pm.

The pair smashed a window but were disturbed by the homeowner and ran away.

Police say they're not sure whether the adult was male or female.

The victim believes the same child knocked on her door earlier on the day.

PC Crouch, investigating, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who has experienced a similar incident, or seen anyone in the area at the time of the incident acting suspiciously.”

– PC Crouch
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