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Castle Mound attack 23 July
Shocking videos of a teenage girl being beaten-up by a gang in broad daylight at Bedford's Castle Mound yesterday (23 July), have been posted on...
Indy the dog was seized by Bedfordshire Police after reports she had bitten a child.
The owners of a rescue dog seized by Bedfordshire Police have said they are beyond heartbroken that the much-loved pet has been taken from them. Indy, a Romanian rescue dog was...
police line do not cross
Bedfordshire Police have confirmed a woman's body has been found in the river along Bedford's Embankment this morning (Tuesday). Police were called to the River Great Ouse around 7:30am...
(l-R) Aaron Miller, Caleb Brown, Jacob Morgan, Ramon Djuana
Three 15-year-old boys and a 19-year-old man, who stabbed and battered a Bedford boy to death and filmed him as he lay defenceless on the ground, were jailed for a total of...
Church Lane is closed from Queen's Drive to Cricket Lane
A 'large-scale' police incident' involving specialist police negotiators has seen flats evacuated at Bury Court and roads around the area closed. Specialist police negotiators are...
Mohammed Altaher Image: Bedfordshire Police
An “arrogant, narcissistic and self-obsessed” rapist who violently attacked two men he met through the gay dating app Grindr was sentenced to 15 years today (8 September). Dr Mohammed Altaher...
Mile Road and Kempston Block Gang Jailed
Five men, involved in clashes between the rival Kempston Block and Mile Road gangs in 2017, have been sent to prison for their part in a kidnap and multiple conspiracies...
Sanjay Clouden
Sanjay Clouden, a Bedford gang member who led police on an almost 20 mile chase after stealing the contents of a cannabis factory, has been jailed for eight years. Clouden was...
Lucy Applegate and Nacho
Bedfordshire Police say they are treating an incident, in which a woman with a rare genetic eye disorder was told she couldn't bring her guide dog inside a Bedford shop, as a possible...
Police on the beat
Bedfordshire Police have arrested a teenager in connection with a fatal stabbing in Bedford earlier today (Friday). Emergency services were called just before 2pm to a report that a man had been...
Bedford Park Entrance
A body was found at Bedford Park this morning. Witnesses say Police cordoned off an area opposite Pemberley Avenue. A spokesperson for Bedfordshire Police say they're not treating...
Three members of staff at a Bedford care home have been found guilty of ill-treatment and wilfully neglecting an elderly resident after her family installed cameras to capture the treatment she was receiving. Willows Care Home...