Two men charged with 17 offences following Bury Court stand-off

Church Lane is closed from Queen's Drive to Cricket Lane
Bury Court, off Church Lane, was the scene of the stand-off in November 2022.

Two men appeared before a crown court judge today (Tuesday) accused of 17 offences following a major police operation at a block of flats in Bedford.

Paul Burton, 44, and Nathan Turner, 36, were arrested after a stand-off at Bury Court, Church Lane on Sunday 27 November.

The police were called to the flats at around 6am and evacuated some residents. Both men were arrested by that evening.

The defendants, who lived in the flats, were charged with possession of imitation firearms and robbery.

Paul Burton was also charged with attempted murder, making threats to kill and criminal damage. Nathan Turner has additionally been charged with four offences of criminal damage.

Both men appeared at Luton crown court via a video link from HMP Bedford.

Judge Michael Simon remanded them in custody for a further hearing on 20 January. A provisional trial date was set for 22 May.

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