Shots fired after car strikes Lewsey Farm cyclists

20 February 2019, 19:51 | Updated: 20 February 2019, 20:05

Lewsey Farm estate shooting

A large part of a Luton housing estate was cordoned off today (Wednesday 20th) after a car was driven into two people on bikes, before a gun was fired.

Police say they were called to Beadlow Road in Lewsey Farm just before midday.

It's understood the two victims, and two others on foot, escaped serious injury as they fled the scene - when at least two gunshots were fired.

The car, described as a black Audi - sped off towards the main A505 road.


Bedfordshire Police say:

"We were called at around 11.45am today to reports of shots being fired in Beadlow Road, Luton.

Two males on bikes and two others on foot were in the street when the two on bikes were struck by a black Audi.

The two males who were on bikes got back on them and rode off towards Tomlinson Avenue. The two on foot fled into a nearby garden.

As the four males fled the scene, at least two shots have been fired from the vehicle. The car then drove off down Pastures Way towards the A505.

The two males who fled the scene on foot are described as black and in their late teens. They were wearing hooded tops and tracksuit bottoms.

Officers are at the scene conducting enquiries and would urge anyone with information about this incident to contact police on 101, quoting reference 132 of today.

Always call 999 in an emergency. "