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Police appeal after man threatened with machete in Luton

Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses to get in touch

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was threatened with a machete in Luton.

It happened around 5pm on Tuesday 13 November when a man was walking along Grosvenor Road. He was approached by three men, one of which was carrying the weapon.

He managed to escape and the offenders, described as Asian fled in the direction of Runfold Avenue.

“This was a very frightening incident for the victim, and we are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time to get in touch with us.”

– Detective Constable Jag Dhillon,


Community rallies round fast food worker attacked by customers

Ben Pearson

A community has rallied round to support a young Subway worker in Newport Pagnell who was beaten up by two teenage customers simply because the loo was out of order.

Twenty one year old Ben Pearson, was kicked unconscious. One of the teenagers was Somalian and the other mixed race.

"When I came round they were still kicking me. I thought they'd never stop. It seemed to go on for ever and there was nothing I could do," he said.

The reason for the outburst of violence was simply because the boys had been told they could not use the Subway toilet because it was out of order," said Ben, who needed hospital treatment.

They attackers were part of a gang of four boys who wandered into Subway at 5pm, tried to sit down without buying anything, then asked to use the loo.

The news of his plight soon spread around Newport Pagnell, where one kind-hearted resident set up a JustGiving fundraising page .

The page had a target of £100 but within a couple of days it had raised more than £500.


Posh Players support anti-bullying video

Anti-Bullying video Credit: NSPCC

Peterborough United's players and coaches are urging children not to suffer in silence if they are being bullied. The club's teamed up with the NSPCC to make a video encouraging youngsters to speak out.

The video, which also asks youngsters to look out for and support friends who are being bullied, was released to mark Anti-Bullying Week (12 to 16 November), and reminds viewers the NSPCC-run Childline is always there when young people feel unable to talk to friends or trusted adults.

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