Luton homes evacuated as suspicious device found in car
Homes and businesses in Luton have been evacuated and roads closed after a suspicious device was found in a car.
An explosives disposal team is at the scene in Dunstable Road and people are advised to avoid the area.
Bedfordshire Police said one man was arrested at the scene and a second man was arrested shortly afterwards in Brook Street.
Roads have been closed in the Bury Park area between Nadeem Plaza and Francis Street. Brook Street is also closed.
One local shop owner, who wanted to remain anonymous, said he had been ordered not to open his grocer business.
“It’s a big shock,” he said.
“You don’t expect to come out in the morning and not open your business.”
Chaul End Community Centre has opened as a reception centre for the 50 people evacuated, Luton Borough Council said.