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Ben Wooding. Image: Bedfordshire Police
A registered sex offender, described by Bedfordshire Police as "a vile individual", has been jailed for more than eight years after grooming a vulnerable teenage girl into having a sexual relationship with him...
Police on the beat on Bedford High Street. Image: Bedfordshire Police/Facebook
Bedfordshire’s top cop will have powers to make it “easier” to sack rogue officers, but any decisions could be scrutinised by the police and crime commissioner following changes to the...
Window damage from the Sharnbrook explosion 10 April 2023. Image: Bedfordshire Police
A man who caused an explosion which shook Sharnbrook houses and forced the area to be evacuated has been convicted by a jury at the Old Bailey. Matthew Haydon, 48, suffered serious injuries...
People walking along River Great Ouse Image Bedford Borough Council
In support of National Stalking Awareness Week, Bedford Borough Council is organising a community walk along the River Great Ouse to raise awareness about stalking and provide people with...
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A probationary PC with Bedfordshire Police has been convicted of sexually assaulting a woman after a night out in Bedford. PC James Barrett-Barnett was found guilty of assault by penetration and a further two...
NFU Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire Chair Freya Morgan. Image: NFU Bedforddshire
A Bedfordshire farmer who has encountered multiple incidents of rural crime, has praised the positive work being done to tackle the issue in the county and expressed hope that this progress will continue...
Police Appeal witness
Police are appealing for witnesses after a stabbing described as a "shocking example of brazen violence" left a man seriously injured. The stabbing, which was initially reported as being...
Unexploded bomb sign
Bedfordshire Police have evacuated a number of buildings on Riverside Square, Bedford and cordoned off the area after what's thought to be an old unexploded hand grenade was discovered in the river...
Police on the beat
Bedfordshire Police say they're currently at the scene of what they're calling "a serious stabbing" in Kempston. Officers were called the bridge in Bedford Road just after 5pm. One person...
Police cordon tape
Parts of Bedford’s Priory Country Park has been closed off by Bedfordshire Police. Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue and East Anglia Ambulance are also on the scene. We have contacted Bedfordshire...
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The Bedford Independent is launching research into drink spiking today to see how big of a problem it might be in Bedford and to better understand the impact of the crime is having across Borough...
Bedford prison
The Justice Secretary says he is seeking “urgent clarification” on prison security at HMP Bedford after an undercover journalist for The Times managed to get a job there without any security...