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Luton Crown Court
Two young men caught dealing drugs in Bedford have been spared custody after a judge heard how both had managed to turn away from crime and were...
Police Appeal witness
Bedfordshire Police is appealing for information from the public following an aggravated burglary in Bedford. Three men forced their way into a property...
Mobile phone use while driving
As the National Police Chiefs Council launches its mobile phone awareness campaign, it's been revealed that more than 126 drivers were caught...
Police Appeal witness
Police are urging witnesses to a sexual assault on a woman in Bedford High Street on Saturday (4 September) to come forward to help with their enquiries. Officers from Bedfordshire Police’s...
police line do not cross
Bedfordshire Police have issued an appeal to find the man who robbed a Bedford woman in her late 80s yesterday morning (Wednesday). A man forced his way into her property...
Police on the beat
A man used offensive language, believed to be racially-motived, when he was challenged about queue-jumping in a Bedford bank on Friday (12 June)...
Arrest Police
Bedfordshire Police have arrested a man in relation to an assault in Kempston in December, which left a woman with serious facial injuries. The incident happened on Bedford Road on Tuesday 15 December at around 7.30pm...
Operation Lattice
Officers and staff were recognised at Bedfordshire Police’s Chief Commendations ceremony on Wednesday 5 February at the Kempston headquarters. The event...
Bedfordshire Police have shut down two cannabis factories in two north Bedfordshire and seized around 100 plants. The raids carried out in Bolnhurst and Sharnbrook on Wednesday and Thursday (13 and...
A member of the public contacted Bedfordshire Police at 1pm this afternoon (Tuesday 21 May), believing they'd seen someone with a gun near Bedford Central Library in...
Vaccine elderly
People are being warned to be vigilant as a growing number of scams are appearing and asking for people's financial details to register for a COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccination Police forces across...
Bedfordshire Police and colleagues join with the NFU to tackle Hare Coursing. It’s been illegal for over 10 years and as well as being barbaric, Hare Coursing also causes thousands of pounds worth of damage to...