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27 April 2011, 12:21
Detectives in Luton are appealing for witnesses and information to two separate incidents which occurred on Saturday and overnight into Sunday.
The first was an argument between men aged in their twenties who knew each other, which occurred in Connaught Street, Luton. It began outside 103 Connaught Road between 5 and 6am on Saturday. A fight ensued after which the offender’s dog also became involved and bit the victim causing bite marks. A second fight between the same two men then occurred late afternoon on the same day.
DC Nicole McCaffrey is appealing for any independent witnesses to come forward who may have seen or heard the fight to contact her if they have information that would help the investigation.
The second incident involved a brick being thrown directly at a taxi causing the windscreen to break, narrowly missing causing serious injury to the driver.
It happened as the 23-year-old Luton black cab driver was going towards the town centre along Crawley Green Road in Luton at around 2.20am on Sunday (April 24). The taxi, which had just dropped a woman passenger off, did not see who or where the brick had come from.
The brick did not hit the driver directly but hit the windscreen causing glass fragments to go into his eyes. He was taken by ambulance to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital and is now recovering at home.
DC Mark Bryce is investigating and would like to speak to the woman passenger who had just been dropped off as well as anyone else who may have seen who threw the brick.
“The driver was left shocked and distressed by this incident, but it could have been so much worse and even resulted in somebody’s death. Whoever is responsible for this act needs to know how dangerous it is to throw objects at moving vehicles. If you know who did this please contact the police.”
Anyone with information about either offence can call Luton CID in confidence on, 01582394331, the main switchboard on 01234 841212, text to 07786 200011 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.