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Luton Crown Court
A Polish man was today convicted of murdering a fellow countryman by choking him with a vest before dumping his body in a field. Lukasz Stachura, 40, went by the nickname...
Bedfordshire Police Head Quarters
If police resources were allocated purely on demand, then the rural and community teams would probably be absorbed into Bedford or Luton. A report presented to the Bedfordshire...
A van driver who was more than twice over the limit for cannabis when he crashed and killed his teenage apprentice has been jailed for 9 years. Benjamin Norman, 41, told another driver...
Luton Crown Court
An Albanian man accused of kidnapping and raping a woman who had come out of a Bedford nightclub told a jury: “I am not a rapist.” Gemti Hyka, 31, denied that she was confused...
Police on the beat
Bedfordshire Police carried out nearly 20 strip searches of under 18s over the last two years, and all were compliant with the legislation the PCC was told. The case of Child Q, a...
Police on the beat
Bedfordshire Police is taking steps to make sure it is “slicker” at handling customer service, the force’s assistant chief constable has claimed. The PCC, Festus Akinbusoye, told the force’s...
A Bedford man has been jailed for six years after raping a woman and leaving her with long-lasting fear and anxiety. Paramanathan Nanthasri, 38, was found guilty of one count...
A man from Bedford is among three men who have been jailed for a total of more than 45 years for their part in a pre-planned knife attack in Shefford. Gino Menga, 20, was an...
Police have uncovered a cannabis factory on Goldington Road, Bedford. Officers headed to the property on Tuesday evening and were still dismantling the factory, removing hydroponics...
Luton Crown Court
A 23-year-old woman was kidnapped, held prisoner and raped on her first night out in Bedford after the end of covid restrictions, a jury heard.vThe woman was with a friend but lost her...
A man whose body was dumped in a ditch on a farm in Carlton died from having his airways blocked by a gag, a jury was told yesterday (Tuesday). Pole, Kamil Leszczynski, 33...
police line do not cross
Bedfordshire Police have released details of a secret operation to target callous drug dealers exploiting children and vulnerable people in county lines drug networks. Drugs, weapons...