Shot Man Named

11 April 2013, 12:12 | Updated: 11 April 2013, 12:42

Police have revealed a man who died after being shot in Luton's Lewsey Farm was married with children.

Paul Foster was shot outside a house in Brunel Road on the night of Tuesday 9 April 2013.  Friends drove him to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital for treatment to a gunshot wound to the chest.  He died at the hospital shortly afterwards.

Bedfordshire Police say the house in Brunel Road outside which he was shot was not his home address.

Detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit are continuing to appeal for information about a white Transit-style van seen speeding away from the scene of the shooting.

A silver BMW and a silver Vauxhall Corsa, found abandoned in the area of the hospital, are still undergoing forensic examination.

Detective superintendent Jeff Hill, head of the major crime unit, said: "This shooting happened in a residential street and has understandably left the local community feeling extremely vulnerable, which is why it is vital that people with information about what happened come forward and speak to the police.

He continued: "Paul was a married man with children and his loved ones deserve to see those responsible for his death brought to justice.

"The team of dedicated detectives investigating this case are continuing to keep an open mind as to the reasons why Paul was shot and I would take this opportunity to continue to appeal to members of the community to come forward and speak with officers to help catch those responsible - this is your community and we need your help to make it a safer place for you and your loved ones.''

Anyone with information to assist the investigation is urged to contact police on 01707 355959.

Alternatively you can speak to members of the independent charity Crimestoppers, completely anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


10 Apr 2013 - Shot Man Dies