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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...
Taser Police
Bedfordshire’s senior police officer said he is not adverse to special constables carrying a Taser device, but it would need to be done in a way to make sure an appropriate return on that...
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...
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Police looking for a missing man from Stewartby have found a body. Marc Pilsbury, 45, was reported missing on Monday (23 May) and was last seen near The Great Ouse Way, near Bedford...
Do you know this man? If so, you could receive a £1,000 reward.
Crimestoppers is offering a £1,000 reward for information which can help identify a man police believe is connected to an unprovoked attack and robbery on a young man in Bedford town...
Castle Mound attack 23 July
Shocking videos of a teenage girl being beaten-up by a gang in broad daylight at Bedford's Castle Mound yesterday (23 July), have been posted on...
A ‘runner’ for a county line gang in Bedford today/Weds thanked a judge for giving him a chance to stay off drugs. Jason Soares, 33, was caught in an undercover police operation in the town in 2019. Two officers...
Kempston Challenger Academy
A jury has heard how a Kempston headteacher called in the police when a 15-year-old student came to school with a sawn-off shotgun in his rucksack in 2018...
Schools in Bedford have issued safeguarding reminders to parents and pupils after a man in his 20s was arrested this morning (Tuesday). Bedfordshire Police received reports of...
Marvin Lendor
A man identified by officers through CCTV footage which linked him to two burglaries in Bedford has been jailed for almost three years. Marvin Lendor, 34, of no fixed abode...
Kempston Challenger Academy
A woman who looked after a sawn-off shotgun that a 15-year-old boy took into a Bedfordshire school was jailed on Wednesday (20 April) for three years. Keesha Kalyan, now 21, had texted the boy saying...
Habib Gohar (L) Hassan Nazir (R)
Two Bedford men have been put behind bars for a total of 17 years for drugs and firearms offences, after being caught driving a stolen car. Habib Gohar, 19, of Coxs Close, and Hassan Nazir...