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Arrest Police
Bedfordshire Police have confirmed that armed officers attended an incident in Kempston early this morning.
British Police Tape In Front Of Red Post Box, Shallow Depth of Field
Five people, including a 15-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy, have been charged and a further two arrested on suspicion of drug offences after...
Luton Crown Court
Bedfordshire Police have made use of innovative legislation to crack down on four people suspected of being involved in human trafficking.
Fasal Ali CCTV
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) says violence on shop staff is on the rise with a 9% increase on violence or abuse on retail workers since last year. The news comes as a man who threatened...
(l-r) PCC, Kathryn Holloway and current DCC, Garry Forsyth.
It was all change at the top at Bedfordshire Police HQ last week as Garry Forsyth was sworn into his new role as chief constable and immediately announced his new deputy. “I am honoured...
Prison x-ray
Troubled HMP Bedford is among 16 of the most challenging prisons to receive innovative new security measures as part of the Government’s crackdown on...
Police on the beat
A former Bedfordshire Police Special Constable has been officially ejected from the force after admitting to tracking her partner's vehicle on police systems. Sophie Fletcher repeatedly...
A ‘dangerous predator’ from Bedford has been jailed for two-and-a-half-years after officers found he was attempting to meet and have sex with someone he believed was a 12-year-old girl...
A member of the public contacted Bedfordshire Police at 1pm this afternoon (Tuesday 21 May), believing they'd seen someone with a gun near Bedford Central Library in...
Tau Chamboko
A sergeant with Bedfordshire Police has been dismissed from the force after pleading guilty to drink driving. Tau Chamboko, was stopped by by police after he overtook...
Chocmobile
A unique ice cream van, stolen from Royston in Hertfordshire two weeks ago, has been located by Bedfordshire Police in Kempston Hardwick. Overnight on 31 July, Hotel...
Joseph Fahey and an accomplice were captured on CCTV stealing a charity collection box for the Royal British Legion have been sentenced. The couple...