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Carl Lawrence
Carl Lawrence, 39, of Church Lane, was today (Thursday) found guilty of causing death by driving whilst unfit through drugs. William Joseph Corrigan, 38, of Sheeplands Walk, was killed in the afternoon of Wednesday 28...
Cemeren Yilmaz
Four people have been charged with murder after the death of a 16-year-old boy in Bedford. Cemeren Yilmaz, of Roman Paddock, Harrold, died after being attacked in Ashmead Road on Sunday night (16 September). Aaron Miller, 19,...
Police have found seven knives in Bedford during weapons sweeps on the third day of Operation Sceptre, a week-long operation to tackle knife crime. Officers from the force were out today (Wednesday) searching open spaces and...
Cemeren Yilmaz
The family of a 16-year-old boy killed in Bedford have paid tribute to their “lovely and popular boy”. Cemeren Yilmaz, of Roman Paddock, Harrold, who was known as Cem, was the victim of a fatal attack...
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Detectives have made further arrests in the investigation into the death of a 16-year-old boy in Bedford on Sunday night. Four people – two 19-year-old men and two 15-year-old boys, all from Bedford – have been...
John Howard Statue
A statue of the great prison reformer and former High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, John Howard overlooks St Paul's Square in Bedford, 241 years since he began campaigning for improvements in prisons. In the wake of a...
appeal
A 16 year-old boy was murdered on Ashmead Road in Bedford on Sunday night. The boy suffered stab wounds and other injuries but despite being taken to hospital for treatment, later died from his injuries. Bedfordshire...
appeal
Bedfordshire Police want to speak to anyone who witnessed or has information about a robbery near the Slipe in Queen's Park on Thursday evening (6 Sept). A man was approached by a group of 6-7 black and...
Bedfordshire Police and colleagues join with the NFU to tackle Hare Coursing. It’s been illegal for over 10 years and as well as being barbaric, Hare Coursing also causes thousands of pounds worth of damage to...
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Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses after reports a man was threatened with a gun in Campbell Close, Kempston, last night (16 Aug). There were then reports a man was firing a gun from a...