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Off-duty police officers hurt in Bedfordshire crash

A man has been arrested after four people, including three off-duty police officers, were injured in a crash on the A6 near Luton.

The three-vehicle crash, involving three Vauxhall Astra cars, happened in Barton Road at about 04:40 GMT.

Bedfordshire Police said the driver of one of the cars was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

The officers were returning from Luton police station. Two suffered serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

Internal injuries

They are being treated at a hospital in London. The third suffered a broken bone.

All three were in a silver Vauxhall Astra.

The other two cars were blue Vauxhall Astras. The driver of the first suffered internal injuries and is being treated at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

The arrested man was driving the other. He was released on police bail on Tuesday evening.

Supt Linda Kelly, of Bedfordshire Police, said: "This incident has resulted in several people receiving injuries, some of which are serious.

"Although a lot of people stopped at the scene of the collision to offer assistance, we are keen to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the moments leading up to it."

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