Dawn raids in Dunstable and Luton as Police respond to reports of shots fired

Three teenagers have been charged with attempted murder, after gunshots were fired in Luton last month.

At around 5pm on Tuesday, 19 April, police responded to reports of shots being fired at a vehicle in Wauluds Bank Drive, in the Marsh Farm area of Luton, by a group on pushbikes.

Emergency services attended the scene and found that the targeted vehicle had been involved in a minor collision with another unrelated vehicle. No one was seriously injured.

Lewis Gatehouse, 19, from Luton, and a 17-year-old boy from Luton, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were arrested in dawn raids in Dunstable and Luton on Wednesday, 27 April, by officers from Boson, Bedfordshire Police’s guns and gangs unit.

Two of the three teenagers were arrested in dawn raids on Wednesday, 27 April.

They were subsequently charged with attempted murder and appeared at court on Thursday, 28 April, where they were remanded ahead of a future court hearing.

17-year-old boy from Dunstable, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested on Tuesday (3 May) and subsequently charged with the same offence.

He appeared at court yesterday (Wednesday) and was remanded ahead of a future court hearing.

Detective Sergeant Wil Taylor said, “Fortunately incidents like this are very rare, however when they do occur, we take them incredibly seriously. Such violence won’t be tolerated in Bedfordshire and I know the public will continue to support us as we tackle this sort of crime.”