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Charge/Arrest Bedford Bedfordshire Police
A drugs raid carried out by Bedfordshire Police on Clapham Road last week has led to a Leicester man being charged with drugs supply offences. Police carried out a warrant on a...
Castle Road RTC 17 May 2019
Castle Road in Bedford has been closed between Pembroke Street and York Street after a road traffic collision outside Kidman's Pharmacy. It's believed an elderly lady has...
Police on the beat
Bedfordshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PPC), Kathryn Holloway, has called for tougher penalties for those who assault police officers in the line of duty. Commissioner Holloway...
Police Chief Constable interview panel
Bedfordians are being invited to help question candidates for the position of Police Chief Constable at a bid to open up the interview process for the county's top police...
Luton Crown Court
A Bedford man who lost control and forcibly shook an eight-month old baby boy was given a suspended sentence today (15 May). Alan Thompson, 34, caused the child...
Barkers Lane crash
A man has been airlifted to hospital after the car he was in spun off the road and smashed into a tree along Barkers Lane in Bedford. Two men were in the car when it crashed...
Police Line
A child was knocked off their bike on his way to school this morning but is said to have only received minor injuries from the incident.  Police confirm they were called to a collision...
The report about the Przemyslaw Golimowski trial that lead to death threat phone calls
Bedfordshire Police are investigating after death threats were made to online news desk the Bedford Independent, after we reported on a court case in which five people were found guilty of murder...
James Devlin
A depraved sex offender has been jailed for 13 years today (7 May) for the rape of a schoolboy in Shortstown, near Bedford more than 23 years ago. In 1995, the 15-year-old...
Bedford prison
A prisoner who was caught with an iPhone while behind bars at HMP Bedford has had his sentence extended. A joint intelligence-led search by police and prison officers at...