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Woman charged with distributing terrorist material

A 34 year old woman from London has been charged with distributing terrorist material after a police investigation. Runa Khan from Maple Road West in Luton was charged with four counts of distributing terrorist publications between July and September 2013.

She was arrested in December last year and will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 20th March.


Man stabbed by burglars during night-time break-in

A 47-year-old man is being treated in hospital after he was stabbed by burglars during a break-in at his home in Luton.

Three men are believed to have forced their way into the man's home in Wellfield Avenue, in the early hours of the morning as his family slept.

He was awoken by a noise and went downstairs to investigate.

Bedfordshire Police said the man was stabbed several times when he confronted the burglars at around 3.25am on Saturday morning.

The men then fled on foot.

This was anappalling attack on a family man within his own home and I would urge anyonewith information to come forward and speak with us.

While thevictim has suffered some very nasty injuries, he is in a stable condition andhas responded very well to treatment."

– Detective Constable Mo Hussain

Police said theburglars were believed to be three black males aged around 20 years of age.


12 charged after FA Cup clashes

A large police operation was surrounded the match -- Credit: John Walton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police have charged 12 men with public order-related offences following incidents which took place after the FA Cup 5th round tie between Luton and Millwall.

Bedfordshire Police said there was a "short stand-off" between officers and a number of fans before kick-off at Luton's Kenilworth Road ground on February 16

A number of incidents also took place in the town centre after the match, a police spokeswoman said.

Officers from six forces were involved in a large operation surrounding the hotly-anticipated fixture, which Millwall won 3-0.

Spanish operator to buy Luton airport for £394m

Planes at Luton Airport. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A leading holiday-flight airport is to be sold for nearly £400 million. Spanish airport operator Aena said today it had agreed to acquire Luton airport in Bedfordshire for £394.4 million.

Aena, which runs all Spain's major airports, is buying Luton from Spanish company Abertis in which it already has a 10% stake.

Luton handled 9.6 million passengers last year and will be, subject to regulatory approval, Aena's fifth-largest airport.

Two held after Luton stabbing

A 22 year old man and a 16 year old girl have been arrested on suspicion of murder after voluntarily attending a police station. Twenty year old Jordan MaGuire was stabbed at his home on the Marshfarm estate in Luton on Sunday night.

He was found with serious injuries and died on arrival at hospital.

Olivia Paterson reports:


Hunt continues for Luton gunman

The scene in Luton

Police are continuing to hunt a gunman following a shooting in Luton yesterday morning.

A man was shot in the leg following a rush-hour road crash in the town. It happened at around 8am at the junction of Dunstable Road and Leicester Road.

The victim, who is 27, is in a serious but stable condition in hospital. Police have described his injuries as "life changing" but not "life threatening".

This morning, Bedfordshire Police revised its description of the offender. He is described as a skinny, tall Asian man - around 6'0 tall. He was carrying a gun in a yellow plastic bag.

Bedfordshire Police says this incident is not connected to recent shootings in the town.

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