Armed police officers went on patrol in Luton today after a spate of shootings in the town.
The latest victim was a sixteen year old boy who was shot in the back and seriously injured.
Today, officers were out in force to show the public - and the criminals - that they will tackle gun crime head on. Our reporter Olivia Paterson spent the day with them
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