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Police and youth leaders behind Bedfordshire’s new Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit (VERU) unveiled their plans to Home Office visitors after...
British Police Tape In Front Of Red Post Box, Shallow Depth of Field
Bedfordshire Police say they are not treating the death of a woman who died on Putnoe Lane last night (23 Jun) as suspicious. Emergency services were called to the area at...
Ford End Road CCTV July 2019
Police have released CCTV images of two men, who they believe were involved in a the theft of a knife that was later used to threaten someone on Tavistock Street, Bedford. On 16 July...
Luton Crown Court
A Kempston teenager was reported to the police by his parents after his mother found a gun in his wardrobe. Umar Javid’s mother was cleaning the 19-year-old’s room...
Bedfordshire Police County Lines
Two men were arrested this morning after an early morning raid by police officers carrying out an on-going investigation into county drugs lines. Cannabis, mobile phones, money, and...
Police Line
Two people have been arrested after police chased a stolen car through Bedford Town Centre. Police were called to Tavistock Street at around 2pm earlier today and pursued...
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...
Police Latest News
Anderson Cosma has been found guilty of raping a woman along Bedford's Embankment back in February, after a three week trial at Luton Crown Court that ended on Friday 14 December...
A series of stickers featuring racist and inflammatory phrases - purporting to be from Extinction Rebellion - have been spotted on lampposts along the...
Bedfordshire Police has successfully applied for its first ever Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) against a man who pleaded guilty to keeping a brothel.
Bedford prison
Bedfordshire Police have charged three men after images captured by Bedford Borough Council’s CCTV Team caught people taking part in 'throw overs' at Bedford Prison. A 'throw over' is when...
Recovered drugs Bedfordshire Police
Bedfordshire Police have issued a fresh warning to drug dealers that they'll continue to tackle the supply of drugs across the area, ahead of '24 Hours in Police Custody' which...