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Appeal for information launched following Luton incident

18 Aug 2021

Three men have been arrested and knives seized, as officers continue to appeal for information, following an incident in Luton on Monday (16 August).

At around 3.30pm, officers were made aware of around nine men with weapons in two vehicles in the Denham Close area.

Officers attended, and with the support of a drone and police dogs, they arrested three people on suspicion of possession of offensive weapons, and well as drug and driving offences.

One of the vehicles was located after a short period, and subsequently two knives, including a zombie-type knife, were recovered.

Yesterday (Tuesday), another knife was recovered from the area after a member of public spotted it and reported it.

Officers are appealing for information and dashcam footage of a grey Renault van, which was seen driving along the Dunstable Road up the wrong side of the carriageway, from Dunstable to Luton.

PC Lee Primonato, from Boson - our dedicated guns and gangs team - said: “This incident happened in the middle of the day, and involved a number of weapons. Whilst we quickly secured arrests, we are continuing to look for the outstanding people involved.

“We are appealing to anyone in the area at the time and who may have a dashcam which captured this incident.

“We are committed to getting knives off of the streets of Bedfordshire, and we will take all reports seriously, whether you see someone acting suspiciously, or discover a concealed weapon in a public place. "Please get in touch, as your reports can potentially help save a life.”

Anyone with any information can report it via the Bedfordshire Police website or by calling 101, and quote reference 263 of 16 August.

You can also report via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org

Find out more about the knife amnesty bins across the county.

For more information about organised crime, the signs to spot and where to get help please visit the Bedfordshire Against Violence and Exploitation (BAVEX) website. 

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