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Police appeal after man shot in Luton

Cambridge Street and New Town Street, Luton Image copyright Google
Image caption Det Insp Aaron Kiff said: "Fortunately incidents like this are rare in our county but we would like to reassure the community that tackling firearms offences are a priority for the force."

A man is in a stable condition in hospital after he was shot in the arm, Bedfordshire Police have said.

Officers were called to Cambridge Street in Luton at about 12:25 BST by the ambulance service.

A police cordon was in place where the street meets New Town Street and Surrey Street.

Det Insp Aaron Kiff said the shooting was being treated as "an isolated incident" but it was being treated "incredibly seriously".

Extra police patrols have been deployed to the area and officers are appealing for witnesses.

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