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Stolen springer spaniels
Eight dogs, including a black Labrador, two cocker spaniels and five English springer spaniels have been reported stolen from a kennel in Wilden...
Luton Crown Court
A Bedford sex offender was today (Tuesday) banned from having children’s clothing in his home. Frank Breen, 60, was caught with five pairs of children’s underwear when the police...
Bedfordshire Police Helicopter
A man has been jailed for pointing a laser at a police helicopter. Neil Lanham, 50, of Woburn Road, Bedford, was arrested after he was seen by the crew of the aircraft pointing a laser beam...
CCTV Golden Star Chinese takeaway, London Road assault 18 April
Bedfordshire Police say they're keen to speak to a man after a racially aggravated assault in takeaway on London Road...
Two men have been charged in connection with a shooting on Greenkeepers Road in Great Denham last weekend. Vitalis Boroviks, 25, and Kody Cox, 21, both from Rushden, have been charged with having a firearm...
Bedfordshire Police have now reopened Norse Road following a road traffic collision (RTC) between a car and a six-year-old at around 9.15am this morning. 
Wyatt Road, unexplained death
Bedfordshire Police are investigating an unexplained death on Wyatt Road, Kempston. The road is closed at the High Street end while police gather evidence...
Johnny Cawley, Michael Cawley, Christy Connors
Bedfordshire Police have released images of three men who have been linked to a number of burglaries across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Bedfordshire Police say...
Liam Senior
A known Bedford shoplifter has been served with a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO), preventing him from entering shops in the town centre. Liam Senior...
Luton Crown Court
A drunken clubber who sough revenge on another woman has been handed a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to the attack in a Bedford nightclub. Courteney Dymond targeted...
An operation launched by Bedford Community Policing team this summer saw them seize 33 eclectic scooters being used illegally. The operation, launched in July, tackled the illegal use of e-scooters...
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...