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Police on the beat
Bedfordshire Police have renewed their appeal today for information connected to a sexual assault in Wybsoton a week ago and will be carrying out high visibility patrols...
Bedfordshire Police have joined up with six neighbouring forces in the Eastern Region to combat illegal blood sport, hare coursing. Hare coursing is an illegal blood sport, where dogs are used to catch and kill hares...
Cemeren Yilmaz
Four people have been charged with murder after the death of a 16-year-old boy in Bedford. Cemeren Yilmaz, of Roman Paddock, Harrold, died after being attacked in Ashmead Road on Sunday night (16 September). Aaron Miller, 19,...
Signpost Hub website
Signpost Hub, set up by Bedfordshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner to help victims of crime, has helped over 2,000 victims of crime since it was launched a year ago...
Child abuse NSPCC
Bedfordshire’s newly elected policing chief is planning to put the spotlight on violence against women and girls. PCC Festus Akinbusoye...
Police Latest News
Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses after reports a man was threatened with a gun in Campbell Close, Kempston, last night (16 Aug). There were then reports a man was firing a gun from a...
Cemeren Yilmaz
The family of a 16-year-old boy killed in Bedford have paid tribute to their “lovely and popular boy”. Cemeren Yilmaz, of Roman Paddock, Harrold, who was known as Cem, was the victim of a fatal attack...
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...
Fancy Bakery
https://youtu.be/0Puls7D0JUY The owner of Fancy Bakery on Roff Avenue has told Bedford Independent that they are still waiting for Bedfordshire Police to gather evidence after they were burgled over a week ago. Police were notified of the...
St Mary’s Street Stabbing
Bedfordshire Police have released more details about the fatal stabbing in St. Mary's Street this morning and say they believe it was a targeted attack. Officers were called to a flat in St Mary’s Street after they...
Bedfordshire Police County Lines
https://youtu.be/MLLxZuEKP1A You may have seen County Lines and Cuckooing mentioned in the news lately. In particular the reports from Bedfordshire Police’s recent activity to disrupt the criminal practices, when four people were arrested and another four...
Kathryn Holloway
https://youtu.be/1pdQNMCNkkg The Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Kathryn Holloway, has sent a firm request to the Government, asking for an emergency fund of £4.571m to fight against the spread of gangs, knife carrying and gun...