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Sainsburys Local Great Denham
Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses, after the Sainsbury's Local store in Great Denham was broken into last night (Thursday)...
Bedfordshire Police cadet instructor, Liberato Lionetti, has won a leadership award at the College of Policing awards ceremony. The awards evening took place in Durham on...
Operation Boson - set up to tackle gun and gang crime - saw six more people charged with offences when they searched a number of addresses in Bedford...
Tavistock Street
Bedfordshire Police have released descriptions of the three men involved in an incident on Tavistock on Tuesday afternoon, when a teenage boy was stabbed...
Tavistock Street
The area around Sainsbury's Local on Tavistock Street was cordoned off on Tuesday evening, following the report of a stabbing...
The Park Guest House
A former pub landlord from Dunstable who burgled his father’s home and tricked the owner of a Bedford guest house was jailed for a year at Luton Crown...
Luton Crown Court
A Kempston postmaster and an estate agent were confronted by a masked armed robber  who was planning to lower himself into the shop to rob the safe...
Police on the beat
Today (5 March), the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has revealed the results of its annual Retail Crime Survey, highlighting the dramatic impact of violence and abuse against retail workers and the huge cost of crime...
Tommy Robinson
The former leader of the English Defence League and far-right activist, Stephen Yaxley Lennon - commonly known as Tommy Robinson - was arrested at...
Aaron Irvine
A Bedford teenager serving a sentence for the sexual assault of two teenage girls has been further convicted, after being found guilty of possessing...
Police on the beat
A new project to identify and target hot spots for knife crime and other serious violence is being developed by Bedfordshire Police and leading academics...
Foresters Arms
The Foresters Arms was back open for business yesterday (Tuesday) just hours after they'd been broken into. Bedfordshire Police confirmed that they had...