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A 36-year-old-year-old man has been sentenced to six years behind bars for violently assaulting and harassing two women. Orville Anderson Burgess of De Parys Avenue was...
Police on the beat
Bedfordshire Police will be in Bedford Town Centre tonight as part of a new campaign to tackle male violence against women and girls. The proactive operation, called Project Firefly...
(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...
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...
(l-r) Gemti Hyka, Ibrahim Bezati and Vullnet Haka
Three Bedford men who raped a young woman after one had kidnapped her outside a nightclub were told yesterday (Wednesday) by a judge they face long prison sentences. The 23-year-old victim...
Luton Crown Court
A cuckooed flat in Bedford was used as the base for county lines drug dealers, a court heard yesterday (Thursday). Six men ran The Ginge Line from the flat in De Parys Avenue which they used as a base to...
Travelodge Bedford Brickhill Drive
A woman had to be taken to hospital on Sunday (1 May) morning after she was robbed and assaulted at a Bedford Hotel. Police were called to the Travelodge Hotel on Brickhill drive at...
Kempston Challenger Academy
A woman who looked after a sawn-off shotgun that a 15-year-old boy took into a Bedfordshire school was jailed on Wednesday (20 April) for three years. Keesha Kalyan, now 21, had texted the boy saying...
Luton Crown Court
A 23-year-old woman was kidnapped, held prisoner and raped on her first night out in Bedford after the end of covid restrictions, a jury heard.vThe woman was with a friend but lost her...
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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...
A 51-year-old former teacher from Bedford has been sentenced to four years behind bars and has been handed a lifelong sexual harm prevention order for plotting to commit...
Marvin Lendor
A man identified by officers through CCTV footage which linked him to two burglaries in Bedford has been jailed for almost three years. Marvin Lendor, 34, of no fixed abode...