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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...
Michael Crichlow
A Bedford man has been sentenced to six years and six weeks in prison after pleading guilty to the violent armed robbery of a town centre jewellers...
Indy the dog was seized by Bedfordshire Police after reports she had bitten a child.
The owners of a rescue dog seized by Bedfordshire Police have said they are beyond heartbroken that the much-loved pet has been taken from them. Indy, a Romanian rescue dog was...
Jon Boutcher
After more than five years with the force - and a career spanning 35 years in the police service - Bedfordshire Chief Constable Jon Boutcher has announced he is stepping down.
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Six men were convicted on 28 May after a three week trial at Luton Crown Court for their part in the ‘Ginge Line’, a county drugs supply line running out of Bedford.
Luton Crown Court
A Bedford restaurant worker who was caught with indecent images of children was today (Tuesday) ordered to carry out unpaid work and...
Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses following a serious stabbing in the early hours of Sunday (10 April) morning in Bedford. At around 5am a man in his 30s was stabbed twice outside a property...
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A teenager has been taken to hospital with injuries after he was attacked by ten men while walking along London Road yesterday (Thursday) evening. While four people gave been attested in...
A van driver who was more than twice over the limit for cannabis when he crashed and killed his teenage apprentice has been jailed for 9 years. Benjamin Norman, 41, told another driver...
A father and son who stole £1.7 million worth of antique jade and ivory ornaments from the home of an elderly Wilstead widow were jailed today (Thurs). Sentencing the pair, a judge who...
Luton Crown Court
A man who clambered on top of a sleeping woman friend and sexually assaulted her was today (Monday) jailed for four years. James Stark, now 25 and from Bedford, subjected the victim...
Bedfordshire Police drug raids Hurst Grove 5 January 2021
Five people have been arrested and drugs including heroin and over 250 cannabis plants were seized after police raids in Bedford. Bedfordshire Police carried out two separate...