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21 September 2012, 15:12 | Updated: 21 September 2012, 15:15
Police in Luton have arrested three men in connection with the report of an assault this morning, Friday 21 September.
Officers were called to an incident in Stockholm Way at 11.18am after receiving reports of six men fighting in the area armed with baseball bats.
Armed Response Officers together with members of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Dog Unit, supported by the force helicopter undertook a search of the area and three men aged 40, 33 and 25 were arrested on suspicion of affray. They remain in police custody at this time.
Members of the Local Policing Team will remain in the area throughout the weekend to provide reassurance to the community whilst Scenes of Crime Officers are completing a thorough examination of the area.
Chief Inspector Rob McCaffray, who leads operational policing for Luton, said: “We are in the process of gathering information about what happened today to ensure a full investigation is undertaken. As yet no one has been found with any injuries and no one has come forward to identify themselves as a victim. However a resident has reported hearing a noise similar to a gunshot prior to the call being received by the police. We are keeping an open mind about why this incident has happened but to ensure the residents of this area know exactly what we are doing officers and PCSOs will remain in the area over the weekend. Anyone who has information about this incident can speak to the police, in confidence, and if anyone has concerns then I would encourage them not to listen to gossip but to stop and talk to officers to ensure they are given the full facts.”
Anyone with information relating to this incident is urged to contact Bedfordshire Police, in confidence on 101 or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.