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Following an incident in which a man was assaulted in a layby on the A422, Bedfordshire Police is appealing for a van driver to come forward. The incident took place between...
Police Appeal witness
Bedfordshire Police is appealing for information following an aggravated robbery on a food delivery driver in Carrick Road, Bedford yesterday (Wednesday). At around 8.15pm, the driver was...
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...
Luton Magistrates' Court
A man has been charged with rape in connection with an incident in Shortstown on Tuesday (23 February). Daniel Graham, 33, of Warwick Avenue, Bedford, was charged with rape, sexual assault...
Luton Crown Court
A Bedford delivery driver who risked his own life to help the female victim of a vicious attack has been praised by a judge and police. On 25 August 2020, Takadas Ali, 25, of Cairns Street, Walsall, dragged a woman from a parked car...
Charge/Arrest Bedford Bedfordshire Police
Two men have been charged in separate incidents by Bedfordshire Police’s guns and gangs Boson unit. Last week a man in his 20s from Bedford was charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence...
Police are appealing for help to find a man from London who is currently wanted in connection with an incident in Kempston in January 2020 and on recall to prison...
Bedfordshire Police are warning people to be aware of people posing as police to try and scam their victims of thousands of pounds. A woman was recently contacted by someone claiming to be a police officer...
Bedford prison
A man who tried to smuggle mobile phones into Bedford jail was caught when an alert prison officer saw a fishing line dangling over a wall. Abdul Allen, 33, ran off when the police were called but gave up after...
Emergency support bags, filled with essentials to help those fleeing Domestic Abuse, have been funded by the Bedfordshire Police Partnership Trust (BPPT) thanks to a £14,000 grant from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ)...
A Bedford man wanted in connection to burglary offences is being hunted by police and they want your help tracking him down. Graham Pinsent, 51, of Goldington Road is described as white, slim and...
Police officers who stopped Shane Cameron found groceries on the back seat of the car he was driving - and nearly half a million pounds in the boot. Cameron, a court heard today, was a “cash courier” for an organised crime network...