Luton street evacuated as bomb disposal unit arrives

Homes in a Luton street have been evacuated with a police bomb disposal unit present at the scene.

Tuesday, 11th July 2017, 1:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:31 am
Napier Road is cordoned off at both ends

A Bedfordshire Police spokesman said: “A number of properties in Napier Road, Luton have been evacuated as a precaution while officers investigate reports of a suspicious vehicle, after receiving a call from a member of the public at 8.30am this morning (11 July).

“Officers are currently in attendance while an investigation is ongoing, and a cordon is in place.

“The evacuation is a precautionary measure as the safety of the local community is a priority. There is not believed to be any wider threat to the public.”

More on this to follow.