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Princess Anne Forest of Marston Vale Credit- June Essex
Staff at the Forest of Marston Vale say they "horrified" after thieves uprooted and stolen a tree planted by HRH The Princess Royal less than a week ago. Princess Anne planted...
appeal
Witnesses are being asked to come forward after two teenage boys were almost robbed at knife point outside an Allhallows shop in broad daylight...
As the government urges people to stay at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, Bedfordshire Police is raising awareness of those where home may not be...
Beds Fire and Rescue
Alex Gentry, of no fixed address, was charged today with two counts of arson and one count of arson with intent to endanger life following three separate incidents in...
Caretaker PCC, Kathryn Holloway
Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, has announced that she will stay as the county's PCC for a further year...
Police advisory panel
Topics including recruitment and improving the diversity among the force were on the agenda at the first meeting of a new independent panel which will...
Hate Crime Sadness
Bedfordshire Police are urging residents to report hate crime as conviction rates between April and December 2018 rose to 84%. Sergeant Carl Perri, force hate crime lead...
Bedford prison
A new Bedfordshire Police operation has been targeting 'throw overs' and other illegal activity at Bedford Prison. As well as more patrols at key times around the prison..
Bedford North Wing Fire 7
Bedfordshire Police have launched an appeal for witness, saying they suspected the fire at Bedford Hospital's 'North Wing' was arson. Fire crews from Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire...
Police on the beat
Bedfordshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PPC), Kathryn Holloway, has called for tougher penalties for those who assault police officers in the line of duty. Commissioner Holloway...
Bedford prison
A prisoner who was caught with an iPhone while behind bars at HMP Bedford has had his sentence extended. A joint intelligence-led search by police and prison officers at...
Police Latest News
The emergency services are attending a collision in Bedford involving a pedestrian and a car. Midland Road is currently closed between the junction with...