Man arrested in Luton after police seize handgun, ammunition and heroin

Bedfordshire Police led the pre-planned operation yesterday (July 28).

Friday, 29th July 2022, 10:18 am

A man in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and possession of a class A drug in Luton and was taken into custody for questioning.

He was apprehended as part of an intelligence-led warrant in the Challney area.

During the incident police found about 50 rounds of ammunition, a handgun and heroin.

The operation was part of an intelligence-led warrant.

Detective Superintendent Nick Skipworth, from Bedfordshire Police’s intelligence capability, said: “This is the latest result in our work to tackle organised crime in Bedfordshire and I am delighted that another weapon has been safely removed from the streets.”

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Det Supt Skipworth said that, despite gun crime in the county being very rare, he urged anyone who thinks they know someone in possession of a weapon to contact the police right away.

He added: “Our enforcement activity was part of a planned warrant and demonstrates that dangerous weapons will not be tolerated. We will continue to look to apprehend those found in possession of them.”