Youth charged with firearms offence


Police investigating an incident in which blank shots were fired in a Luton street have charged a 16-year-old.

The teenager from Luton, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Luton Juvenile Court on Monday charged with two counts of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, and was remanded in custody to appear at Luton Crown Court in December.

The charges follow alleged incidents in Dorrington Close, Luton, on 25 August and The Crossway, Luton, on 28 August.

Anyone with information on gun crime can contact Bedfordshire Police on 101.