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Police on the beat
Community Policing in Bedfordshire is understaffed by eight team members, a meeting heard. Sharn Basra, assistant chief constable at Bedfordshire Police, told PCC Festus Akinbusoye...
Police Appeal witness
The A421 was closed for several hours last night after a crash left a man with serious injuries and then a second accident involving a police car. At around 8 pm last night (Saturday), a Vauxhall...
(l-r) Emma van der Avoird and her daughter Khiana
Tributes have been paid to a mother and her 16-year-old daughter who died in a collision on the A421 while travelling to school on Monday morning (1 November). Their car, a van...
Two Bedfordshire Police officers who rescued a woman in distress from a freezing cold River Great Ouse have been nominated for The National Police Bravery Awards...
Vogue nightclub Bedford Image - Vogue:Facebook
Bedfordshire Police have arrested and questioned three men on suspicion of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm after a was attacked in a Bedford nightclub. The...
Between them, the teenage gang has been sentenced to 42 years behind bars. (l-r) Kobi Nelson, 19, Harley Kavanagh, 17, Isaac Wallace Greaves, 18, and Kai Henry-Smith, 18
Four teenage members of a drug gang were sentenced to 42 years last week (29 October) for a campaign of terror that included cutting off the nose and two fingers of a rival...
Image: BCH Road Policing Unit/Twitter
Bedfordshire Police say a driver is "lucky to be alive" after a crash on the A421 near Renhold last night, which has left one lane of the road closed today (Sunday). Their vehicle...
Poor timekeeping landed Bedford's Gary Martin in trouble and almost in prison, after his failure to be back indoors for 5pm, on more than one occasion, meant he was in breach...
Justin Ewengue
A drug dealer who was pulled over by police in Bedford has been sentenced to seven years in jail. Justin Ewengue, 30, of Chestnut Close, Rushden, was stopped in Westbourne...
Arrest Police
Two 16-year-old Bedford boys have been charged with more than 30 offences, following a spate of car thefts, burglaries and attempted burglaries in the Kempston and Great Denham...
weed cannabis
A member of the public was told to take the ‘big bag’ of cannabis he found to the police station and wasn’t asked any questions about it when he got there. Bedfordshire police...
Social media
Online tracking and a more consistent social media presence are two methods Bedfordshire Police is hoping will enable it to keep people up to date on community policing. The PCC...