Five more men arrested over Luton street brawl with gunshots fired

Five men have been arrested over a violent disorder in Luton last month following a series of police raids across Bedfordshire.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 12:57 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 12:58 pm

The warrants were part of an ongoing investigation into a street brawl that happened in Hallwicks Road on March 3 (see previous story here). During the incident, police received reports that gun shots had been fired and several people were fighting with weapons.

After searching the area, an address was found to be used as a cannabis factory close to the scene.

Five men were initially arrested in connection with the incident and released on bail.

The incident took place on Hallwicks Road
The incident took place on Hallwicks Road

In the early hours of Friday morning, April 9, officers searched three addresses in Luton and two in Shefford.

As a result, a further five men, all in their 30s, were arrested in connection with the violent disorder.

They were subsequently charged on Saturday , April 10, with a number of violent disorder, drug supply and drug production offences.

DI Justine Jenkins, from the Beds, Cambs and Herts major crime unit, said: “We are progressing well in our investigation into the violent disorder and have been following several lines of enquiry to identify those responsible.

“We take a zero-tolerance approach to any use of illegal firearms and we hope that these recent arrests and charges reassure the community that we are doing all we can to investigate this incident and bring those responsible to justice.

“If anyone has any information that can help us with our enquiries, please get in touch.

“We are doing all we can, but would always implore our communities to help us stamp out gun crime and serious violence. You don’t have to talk to us – if you have information or concerns, speak to Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously and in confidence.”

If you have any information about this incident, call police on 101, quoting Operation Galway, or report online at www.bedfordshire.police.uk/report.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.