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Bedfordshire Police have joined up with six neighbouring forces in the Eastern Region to combat illegal blood sport, hare coursing. Hare coursing is an illegal blood sport, where dogs are used to catch and kill hares...
Police cordon tape
Bedfordshire Police have reissued a call for witnesses as they continue to investigate what they call a "horrific ordeal" where a woman was raped close to Castle Mound in Bedford. The woman in...
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...
British Police Tape In Front Of Red Post Box, Shallow Depth of Field
Two men have been arrested after a fight broke out by the shops on Wendover Drive yesterday (Wednesday). Police were called to the scene at around 1:30 pm following reports of a group of...
A burglar who stole £11,000 of designer clothing by tunnelling into a menswear store, before being arrested in a stolen coat, has been jailed. Richard West, 46, of Shakespeare Road, Bedford, was found guilty of...
Police on the beat
A flag bearing a Nazi SS insignia that had been flying from a house in Bedford Borough has been taken down following a visit from Bedfordshire Police. The flag, which bore the symbol of the...
Child abuse NSPCC
Bedfordshire’s newly elected policing chief is planning to put the spotlight on violence against women and girls. PCC Festus Akinbusoye...
A man from Wellingborough has been charged with murder in connection to the death of a man whose body was discovered in fields in rural north Bedfordshire...
Knife Crime
Bedfordshire Police have said they know there's "much more to do" as Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures show knife crime has seen a sudden rise in the county. The stats, released last...
PCC Festus Akinbusoye
Bedfordshire’s new police and crime commissioner is in a hurry to publish his plan for the next three years and it is putting strain on a watchdog committee to respond in time. Festus...
A brawl involving 20 people broke out in Jubliee Park at the weekend leaving one man with serious injuries. On Saturday evening (24 July), police were called to the park after receiving...
Bedfordshire Police have arrested two more people on suspicion of murder in connection with a body found between Turvey and Carlton earlier this month. Kamil Leszczynski, 33...