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Fasal Ali CCTV
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) says violence on shop staff is on the rise with a 9% increase on violence or abuse on retail workers since last year. The news comes as a man who threatened...
The man murdered during a shooting in Leven Walk on Saturday (27 October) has been named as 20 year old Patryk Olowniuk, from Bedford. Emergency services were called to the street in Brickhill at around 9.40pm....
Police Appeal witness
Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked by two men in a street off Midland Road in Bedford. At approximately 1am on Sunday (13 June) a man was walking along...
Conservative PCC candidate, Festus Akinbusoye
Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) candidate, Festus Akinbusoye, has announced he will earmark up to £50,000 per town for Police Contact...
Charge/Arrest Bedford Bedfordshire Police
A Kempston man has been charged with robbery after an incident in Bedford earlier this month. Daddy Smith, 31, of Juniper Walk, Kempston, has been charged with...
Mohammed Saada
A prolific and aggressive shoplifter from Bedford has been served with a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO), preventing him from visiting the town centre...
Arrest Police
Four people - including a man from Bedford - have been charged after teams from Bedfordshire Police executed a warrant at a property in Biggleswade...
Bedfordshire Police held a graduation ceremony on Tuesday (20 October) to welcome 22 new student officers into force. The officers can now...
Op Nola raid - Hurst Grove
Bedfordshire Police have arrested seven people in an early morning raid after weeks of intelligence gathering into county lines drug dealing and cuckooing in Bedford. A property in Hurst Grove was raided on Tuesday morning leading to the...
Mohammed Sada
A man has been jailed for more than four years after being spotted by police committing a robbery and then attempting to hide in a basement...
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...
In the first nine months of 2019, more than 100 people linked to organised crime gangs were arrested and record numbers of weapons taken off the streets...