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How police spot a drink driver - even before they’ve stopped your car

Police officers have issued a warning to drink and drug drivers who think they can get away with it: Don’t bother.

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Police give summer burglary advice

Bedfordshire Police has issued some advice to residents as summer approaches and brings it with new openings for opportunist burglars to target homes.

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Man charged with burglary

A man has been charged following two distraction burglaries earlier this year.

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‘Dad’s watch was stolen while we visited his grave at Dunstable Cemetery’

A grieving mother and daughter had sentimental items stolen from their car whilst visiting Dunstable Cemetery.

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Man left fighting for his life after collision with a taxi in Dunstable

Police are investigating after a man was left fighting for his life after he was involved in a collision with a taxi in Dunstable in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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Beds Police ‘300 officers short’ of number needed to cut crime

Bedfordshire Police are about 300 officers short of the number needed to help cut crime in the county, a public meeting heard last night (May 16).

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Houghton Regis campaigner fined and given Criminal Behaviour Order

A man who launched a campaign aimed at stopping the proposed Kingsland development in Houghton Regis has been handed a fine after pleading guilty to fly-tipping.

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Sindy in her dress on her wedding day

An appeal to help find wedding dress

A woman is appealing for the public’s help after her wedding dress was stolen from a dry cleaner’s van in Dunstable.

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A shed at Totternhoe Allotments was set on fire on Monday

Police investigate after allotment shed burnt down in Totternhoe

Bedfordshire Police are investigating after an allotment shed was burnt down in Totternhoe Allotments on Monday, May 7.

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Armed robbery in Dunstable Co-op with imitation firearm and tasers

An armed robbery took place in Dunstable’s Westfield Road Co-op, as staff were threatened with imitation weapons.

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The scene at Bishopscote Road on Sunday

Bedfordshire knife crime up 86% since 2014

Questions are being asked whether Beds Police can handle the growing rate of stabbings in Luton after one young man died and another was injured in separate incidents on Sunday.

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13 ways you could be breaking the law without knowing

Nuisance neighbours are usually associated with loud parties and overflowing rubbish bins. But even if you think you’re a law-abiding citizen, you could be breaking the law when it comes to the people next door.

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Shipu Ahmed

Taxi driver convicted of rapes in Totternhoe and Luton

A taxi driver from Luton has been convicted of rape after DNA evidence linked him to two unsolved cases from 2007.

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Man charged with attempted murder

A man has been charged with attempted murder following a shooting in Luton in December last year.

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Assaults in Bedford Prison have doubled in 5 years

Assaults in Bedford Prison have doubled in five years, with prison reform campaigners declaring the situation a ‘national emergency’.

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Neil Ivall

Dunstable ‘paedophile hunter’ faces assault charges

A well-known ‘paedophile hunter’ from Dunstable appeared in court last week over charges of assault and possessing a bladed article.

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Jamie Wadsworth

Jailed drugs gang hid gold bar worth £30K in container of black eyed peas

Four men have been jailed for a total of almost 35 years after for conspiracy to supply around £400,000 worth of cocaine in Bedfordshire.

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Luton woman who enticed her sister to her death loses appeal to cut jail sentence

Luton woman who enticed her sister to her death loses appeal to cut jail sentence

A killer from Luton who stabbed her sister 68 times in a ‘horrendous and brutal’ attack has failed to convince top judges she was too harshly punished.

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Two men stabbed as violence breaks out in Leagrave

Two men are being treated for serious injuries after they were stabbed in Leagrave yesterday evening.

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