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Bar pub drinks
Now the Christmas party season is in full swing, investigators from the Bedfordshire Police’s Emerald team are issuing a timely reminder about the...
Kennet Rise
Bedfordshire Police has charged two men for GBH with intent and possession of an offensive weapon, after a man was stabbed on Kennet Rise, Bedford on Monday. Mohammed Rahman, 24, of Cobden Square, and Haseeb Akhtar, 21,...
Julian Cole
Three Bedfordshire Police officers have been sacked after they were found to have committed gross misconduct for their honesty and integrity in accounts given about a man’s...
Operation Lattice
Officers and staff were recognised at Bedfordshire Police’s Chief Commendations ceremony on Wednesday 5 February at the Kempston headquarters. The event...
Bedford prison
A prisoner who viciously attacked a guard at Bedford Prison, leaving him with head injuries, has been sentence to eight years The prison officer was on patrols when he was approached by Samuel Prime-Fearon who threw...
Boson Gun Weapons Sweeps 13 June 2019 2
Bedfordshire Police are taking part in a national campaign to get unwanted guns and ammunition off our streets by asking people to hand them in. Anyone doing so during the...
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 and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway
A £4.3m funding bid to support Bedfordshire Police’s Boson team has been submitted by the departing Police and Crime Commissioner. Boson was introduced in Luton in 2012 to deal with gun and gang crime...
Carl Lawrence
Carl Lawrence, 39, of Church Lane, was today (Thursday) found guilty of causing death by driving whilst unfit through drugs. William Joseph Corrigan, 38, of Sheeplands Walk, was killed in the afternoon of Wednesday 28...
Chief Constable Garry Forsyth
Bedfordshire's top cop, Chief Constable Garry Forsyth, has said he has the "best job in the world" while reflecting on his first 12 months in charge of Bedfordshire Police. “I’m blown away...
Kempston Community Weapons Sweep March 2019 Police holding knife
Bedfordshire Police have been awarded a further £1m fro the home office to tackle serious violence and knife crime. It's on top of the £4.571m already secured in late last year...
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...