Man found dead in Luton on Christmas Day named by police as 55-year-old Monty Chitta

A man who was found dead in Luton on Christmas Day has been named.

Monday, 30th December 2019, 4:45 pm
Updated Monday, 30th December 2019, 4:46 pm

Monty Chitta, 55, of St Winifreds Avenue, Luton, was found in Cardigan Street at around 7.20am on Wednesday (25 December).

Detective Inspector Janine Graham: “Our thoughts are with Mr Chitta’s family and friends at such a difficult time.

“We are continuing to investigate events surrounding his death and piece together his movements throughout the evening.


“We are making really good progress with this and pursuing a number of lines of enquiry, but we would still like to hear from anyone who came across Mr Chitta in the hours prior to his death.

“We would especially like to hear from anyone who was in the Cardigan Street area, particularly if they have CCTV or dash cam footage we are not yet aware of.”

A post mortem is due to take place tomorrow (Tuesday). The death is still being treated as unexplained.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or via Please quote Operation Accoutrements.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously and in confidence on 0800 555 111.