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Officers from Bedfordshire Police's Public Protection Unit have released an e-fit image and are appealing for information, after a boy recently reported being raped in Bromham in 2018...
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Bedfordshire Police have secured £4.571m of unique emergency funding from the Home Office to fight gang, gun and knife crime in the county...
Vandalism estate agents
Two men have been arrested following a vandalism spree, stretching from Kimbolton Road to St Peter's Street in the town centre. Bedfordshire Police...
Mark Lay receiving his lifetime achievement award from PSA President Paul Griffiths
Mark Lay, Detective Chief Superintendent at Bedfordshire Police has been awarded a‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA) annual conference. Judged by the...
Luton Magistrates' Court
A man has been charged with rape in connection with an incident in Shortstown on Tuesday (23 February). Daniel Graham, 33, of Warwick Avenue, Bedford, was charged with rape, sexual assault...
Police on the beat
The victim of a racial attack, who has barely left his home since, says Bedfordshire Police are not doing enough to catch his attackers and that his case was even 'closed' before he...
Sharn Basra
With almost 27 years of experience of policing in Bedfordshire, Sharn Basra has been appointed as the new temporary Assistant Chief Constable...
Police Latest News
Police are appealing for information after a teenager was robbed at knifepoint on Sunday evening (30 June). The victim was targeted in Larkway off...
Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway
Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner says Bedfordians have been misled over a political leaflet, made to look like a newspaper, that suggests she's not doing enough to...
Needles - Black Tom
A video of a Bedford Borough Council worker finding discarded drug needles in a public area easily accessible by children has surfaced, highlighting what many feel is a growing problem...
Arrest Ashburnham Road 4 Oct
Bedfordshire Police say they've captured one of "Bedford's most wanted criminals" after managed to get away from them for several days. The man in his 40s was spotted...
James Devlin
A depraved sex offender has been jailed for 13 years today (7 May) for the rape of a schoolboy in Shortstown, near Bedford more than 23 years ago. In 1995, the 15-year-old...