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Police officers were in Bedford Road, Kempston yesterday (Tuesday) making further enquiries a week after a woman was assaulted. They have issued a CCTV photo and further imagery of the distinctive coat...
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Can you help Bedfordshire Police in relation to a robbery that took place in Bedford last Wednesday (15 July)? The incident took place in Boswell Place...
Police on the beat
Bedfordshire Police have reviewed a number of reports in relation to several incidents involving suspicious activity and children and concluded that they...
Peter Smith, Kempston Burglaries
A burglar who was caught "by the seat of his pants" when fibres from his jeans were found on a garden gate has been jailed for almost five years. Peter Smith, 38, of Prebend Street...
Bedfordshire Police has issued CCTV images in a bid to identify a man who helped the victim of a reported rape. Officers from the force’s dedicated Rape and Serious Sexual Offences...
Charge/Arrest Bedford Bedfordshire Police
A registered sex offender has plead guilty to making and possessing indecent images of children after being caught printing the material in a Bedford library. Appearing at Luton Crown...
Paul Davis
Prolific burglar, Paul Davis, has been jailed for 4 years 3 months today (Thursday) following a crime spree in and around Bedford.
Stolen spaniels close up
A woman from Dunstable has been arrested in connection with the theft of eight dogs from a kennel in Wilden. The woman in her 20s was arrested on Friday...
It's Christmas behind bars for an opportunistic and prolific burglar from Bedford, after he was sentenced to four and a half years in jail...
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...
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...
Child abuse NSPCC
Bedfordshire’s newly elected policing chief is planning to put the spotlight on violence against women and girls. PCC Festus Akinbusoye...