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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...
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...
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...
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...
A man and a woman from Kempston have been charged after officers carried out a drugs warrant. Liam McClean, 21, of Hartwell Drive, has been charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug....
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Bedfordshire Police have secured £4.571m of unique emergency funding from the Home Office to fight gang, gun and knife crime in the county...
The family of a man who was murdered in Bedford last week have spoken of their devastation at his death. Przemyslaw Golimowski, 30, died after being attacked at his home in St Mary’s Street on...
A further three men have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Patryk Olowniuk in Bedford on Saturday night. A 30-year-old man, a 27-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, have been arrested on...
Stocks
A former Bedfordshire man, who was educated in Bedford, has been found guilty of conspiracy and wire fraud charges in relation to the Libor rigging scandal. The Wall Street Journal reports that on Wednesday, Gavin Campbell...
Seatbelt
Over 1000 people across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire were prosecuted for not wearing a seatbelt last year. Men aged between 22 and 36, particularly...