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Police have uncovered a cannabis factory on Goldington Road, Bedford. Officers headed to the property on Tuesday evening and were still dismantling the factory, removing hydroponics...
Luton Crown Court
A 23-year-old woman was kidnapped, held prisoner and raped on her first night out in Bedford after the end of covid restrictions, a jury heard.vThe woman was with a friend but lost her...
A man whose body was dumped in a ditch on a farm in Carlton died from having his airways blocked by a gag, a jury was told yesterday (Tuesday). Pole, Kamil Leszczynski, 33...
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Bedfordshire Police have released details of a secret operation to target callous drug dealers exploiting children and vulnerable people in county lines drug networks. Drugs, weapons...
Drugs worth more than £6,000, knives and burner phones have been seized during a police raid in Bedford as part of an operation to tackle drug dealing. On Tuesday morning (8 March), officers...
Increasing officers’ social media presence has helped Bedfordshire Police community officers to better understand residents’ policing needs. Superintendent Jaki Whittred, from Bedfordshire...
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Bedfordshire Police has ‘mapped’ ten organised crime groups and three gangs in Bedford borough, councillors were told. Detective Chief Inspector Katie Dounias...
Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Festus Akinbusoye
FACES Bedford has said it is delighted to be among the organisations that will receive funding from Bedfordshire's PCC to support victims of domestic abuse, exploitation and sexual assault...
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Bedfordshire Police have just announced that officers looking for a missing man in the River Great Ouse at Bedford, have located a body. A statement from the forces said confirmed...
Emergency Services are searching the River Great Ouse near the Swan Hotel.
Bedfordshire Police have called on colleagues from Nottinghamshire to help find a man who fell into the River Great Ouse in Bedford yesterday. Responders from Bedforshsiore's police...
Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses following reports of a brawl in Stanley Street in the Prime Ministers area. At around 9pm on...
Bedfordshire Police said that it has reduced the average waiting time for 101 calls from over 15 minutes to less than five after staffing was...