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Teenager shot in Luton

A 16-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after being shot in the back in Luton, Bedfordshire.

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Luton shooting: Do you recognise this man?

Detectives investigating the shooting of a teenager in west Luton have released CCTV footage of a person they need to trace.

The incident happened during the early hours of Saturday, May 11, in Thricknells Close, Marsh Farm.

A man was seen leaving the area at the time of the shooting; he is described as white, in his mid-teens, wearing a blue top and blue denim jeans.

The 16 year old victim is still in hospital and is described as being in a serious but stable condition.

Investigators are taking the unusual step of releasing CCTV footage of a man who was walking close to the area at around the time of the shooting.

This man may have information that could help this investigation and officers need to speak to him urgently.

Armed officers, members of the Dog Unit together with members of the local policing team for Marsh Farm and Lewsey Farm are continuing to proactively patrol the area; reassuring the public and ensuring offenders who carry guns or weapons in public are stopped and arrested.

Patrols, already on the ground in significant numbers, were increased after Saturday’s incident and will continue to use stop and search powers to ensure public safety.

A £1000 reward is still available to anyone who gives the police information that leads to the arrest and conviction of any offender who is involved in gun crime in the town.

If you are the person shown in this CCTV footage, or if you can help identify him, please contact Bedfordshire Police, in confidence, on 101.

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