Why were armed police in High Town Road on Monday night?

Armed police spotted in a Luton street on Monday evening were carrying out an 'intelligence-led stop and search' operation.

Wednesday, 19th October 2016, 3:11 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 4:07 pm

Officers were at High Town Road at approximately 6.30pm.

One witness said: “I have never seen so many armed police, there were at least four.

“I am not sure what they were doing because I was in a taxi passing through.”

A spokesperson for Bedfordshire Police said: “We were carrying out an intelligence led stop and search.

“Unfortunately no further information is available at this time.”