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The Justice Secretary says he is seeking “urgent clarification” on prison security at HMP Bedford after an undercover journalist for The Times managed to get a job there without any security...
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A serving Bedfordshire Police officer appeared in court on Saturday (23 March) charged with child abduction, arranging facilitating the sexual exploitation of a child and misconduct in public office...
Luton Crown Court. Image: Thomas Nugent/Geograph
A man who caused a “catalogue of serious injuries” to a baby in Bedford was jailed today for eight years. Muhammad Usman, 32, who was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with...
Class A drugs found at Wixams worth £2.5million. Image: Bedfordshire Police/Facebook
Bedford Borough councillors have clashed after one called the war on drugs a "disaster" and that the decriminalisation of drugs would remove “huge burdens” on the justice system. Cllr Paul Edmonds...
Chief Constable Trevor Rodenhurst. Image: Bedordshire Police
Bedfordshire Police will not tolerate any forms of hate crime and now its Control Room is answering calls faster it can respond to crimes more quickly, a meeting heard. During last night’s Bedfordshire Police...
Kimbolton Road. Image: Google Image Capture June 2023 © Google
Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery that took place yesterday (Monday) morning at the Goldington Road end of Kimbolton Road. At around 10am on 18 March, police received...
Large machete recovered from Bedford Park affray. Image: Bedfordshire Police
Bedfordshire Police has confirmed that the two people arrested following an affray in Bedford Park yesterday (Tuesday) are teenagers.Three knives were recovered from the scene and two teenagers have been...
Bedfordshire Police has authorised a Section 60 order around Bedford Park follwoing an affray. Image: Bedfordshire Police/Facebook
Bedfordshire Police has arrested two men and retrieved three knives following a fight among a large group of men in Bedford Park at 2.25pm today (Tuesday, 12 March). In addition, the force has...
Chief Constable Trevor Rodenhurst. Image: Bedordshire Police
Crime in Bedfordshire has dropped, according to new figures, despite people contacting the force “more than ever”. During this month’s Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable Accountability...
Artist Jo Spyropoulos said she never expected to find herself living in Bedford, but when she did move here, she - like many others - was delighted to find a unique and vibrant creative community and...
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Five people in Bedford were among 20 arrested across Bedfordshire as part of a national fraud operation that ran throughout February. Officers from Bedfordshire Police’s Serious Fraud Investigation Unit (SFIU)...
Some of the illegal tobacco seized on Midland Road, 28 February 2024. Image: Bedford Borough Council
3,500 illegal cigarettes and 5.1 kilograms of hand-rolling tobacco with an estimated retail value of £15,000 and a van have been seized after an operation to tackle the illegal tobacco on Midland Road...