Two Arrests Over Luton Murder

12 April 2013, 11:09 | Updated: 17 April 2013, 08:11

Two men have been questioned by police over the death of a man shot outside a house in Lewsey Farm, Luton.

The first man, aged 21 and from Luton, was arrested on suspicion of murder on Thursday 11 April 2013 from an address in the town.

The second man, aged 24 and also from Luton, handed himself in to Luton Police Station on the afternoon of Thursday 11 April.

Both were questioned by detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit and released on police bail pending further investigation.

Paul Foster, 46 years, was shot and killed in Luton on the night of Tuesday 9 April after an incident outside a house in Brunel Road just before midnight.

Officers were called to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital just after midnight on Wednesday 10 April after Paul had been taken for treatment to a gunshot wound to his chest. He died at the hospital shortly after arrival.

A post mortem revealed that Paul had died from a gunshot wound to his chest.

Detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit continue to investigate Paul’s murder and officers are still keen to speak to anyone who has information about his death.

Detective Supt Jeff Hill, Head of the Major Crime Unit, said: “I would remind members of the public that although two men have been arrested in connection with this investigation there have been no charges at this time. This is still an ongoing investigation and I would make a strong appeal to anyone who has information relating to this inquiry to come forward and speak with detectives."

He continued: “Remember we all need to work together to put a stop to this type of violence which has left Paul’s wife, children and family devastated. We know there are people in the community who have information who at this time have not come forward.

"Witness evidence is a key factor in this investigation so it is of paramount importance that anyone with even the slightest piece of information contacts the police. Obviously there may be some people who are not willing to speak directly to officers but I would reassure these people that they can speak with detectives confidentially or alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers, completely anonymously.”

If you have information relating to this murder, if you saw the shooting itself or if you have information relating to the background of this incident, please speak with officers from the MCU, in complete confidence, on 01707 355959, or text information to 07786 200011, or alternatively you can speak to members of the independent charity Crimestoppers, completely anonymously, on 0800 555 111.