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Bedfordshire Police issued a security reminder and appealed for witnesses following a distraction burglary in Bedford on Wednesday 17 April.
Luton Crown Court
A Kempston teenager was reported to the police by his parents after his mother found a gun in his wardrobe. Umar Javid’s mother was cleaning the 19-year-old’s room...
British Police Tape In Front Of Red Post Box, Shallow Depth of Field
Two men have been arrested after a fight broke out by the shops on Wendover Drive yesterday (Wednesday). Police were called to the scene at around 1:30 pm following reports of a group of...
John Howard Statue
A statue of the great prison reformer and former High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, John Howard overlooks St Paul's Square in Bedford, 241 years since he began campaigning for improvements in prisons. In the wake of a...
Chief Constable Garry Forsyth
Senior officers at Bedfordshire Police will be personally contacting victims of crime in the area to drive up service standards. Chief Constable Garry Forsyth and other...
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...
fly tipping
Two fly-tipping sites in Bedfordshire are being investigated after a two day operation involving Bedfordshire Police’s Rural Crime Team and all three councils across the Bedfordshire...
Operation Boson - set up to tackle gun and gang crime - saw six more people charged with offences when they searched a number of addresses in Bedford...
Simon Mushonga photo
A fundraising page has been set up for Simon Mushonga, the Bedford man murdered in Kettering at the weekend. The page, set up by a family members is asking for support to raise the £5000 needed to send Simon...
A man has been charged with rape in connection with an incident in Shortstown on Tuesday (23 February). Daniel Graham, 33, of Warwick Avenue, Bedford, was charged with rape, sexual assault...
Joe Higgins
A man from Bedford has sadly died in hospital after he was attacked on Tuesday (17 March) by an off-road biker in Coventry...
appeal
A cyclist was seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision on Christmas Eve near Tesco on Cardington Road...