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Luton Crown Court
A Bedford sex offender was today (Tuesday) banned from having children’s clothing in his home. Frank Breen, 60, was caught with five pairs of children’s underwear when the police...
CCTV images of a man police would like to speak to in connection with a robbery inside a Bedford shop have been released. The theft happened earlier this month at around 5 pm...
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the discovery of a body in fields near Carlton and Turvey earlier this month. He remains in police custody for questioning...
Embankment closed after suspected unexploded grenade found. Image: Lee Travers
The Embankment, Albany Road and Newnham Road have been closed by Bedfordshire Police. There are a number of rumours around why the roads have been closed but at present, there is no...
Tributes have been paid to Kamil Leszczynki, whose body was found in Carlton last Thursday (1 July). His family have described the 33-year-old as ‘cheerful and affectionate’ and said he will be missed...
Police Appeal witness
Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a road traffic collision in Wilstead which left a man seriously injured. On Sunday (4 July) at around 2.40pm...
A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found dead in north Bedfordshire last Thursday (1 July). The body was found close to a farm track in fields off Turvey Road, between...
Police carry out a warrant
Ministers have recognised the extraordinary challenges faced by Bedfordshire Police and awarded them their largest-ever grant. Over £7m - as two batches of £3.6m - has been given to the force to...
traffic
Bedfordshire Police have closed Bedford Road, Wilstead from the A6 roundabout to the junction at Duck End Lane while emergency services deal with a road traffic collision. Road users are being…
Bedfordshire Police say they're investigating an unexplained death after a body was found in a field in Turvey. Around 15 forensic officers were said to be scouring a field last...
A drug dealer from Bedford has been jailed for over four-and-a-half years after being arrested as part of a major police operation to tackle a notorious Luton drugs gang...
Luton Crown Court
A woman who suffered a broken thigh bone when an intruder burst into her flat, took 30 minutes to crawl across the floor to reach her phone and call her family for help...