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A Pet Theft Taskforce has been launched today (8 May 2021) to investigate the recent reported rise in pet theft since the start of lockdown, Environment Secretary George Eustice has announced. Sales platforms have reported a...
Festus Akinbusoye Conservative Bedfordshire PCC Candidate
The results of Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election have now been counted and the results published. Festus Akinbusoye has been elected to the role of Police and Crime Commissioner for the county. Akinbusoye, Festus Conservative...
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Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses after an attempted knife point robbery of a dog occurred in Biggleswade. At around 9.30pm yesterday (Tuesday), two men approached a dog walker in Chew Meadow and attempted to take...
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A surge in demand on policing to support those struggling with their mental health during the pandemic has featured on national television. Bedfordshire Police opened its doors to BBC Newsnight and gave its team access to...
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Bedfordshire Police officers’ use of force has gone under the spotlight by members of the public. The force’s stop and search scrutiny panel reviewed four examples of body worn video where police used force in their...
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Bedfordshire Police has heralded the much-awaited Domestic Abuse Bill, which passed both Houses of Parliament and received Royal Assent and was signed into law on Thursday (29 April 2021) afternoon. This new Bill provides further protections...
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Hertfordshire Constabulary, Bedfordshire Police and Cambridgeshire Constabulary have been named three of the best performing forces in the country when it comes to firearms licensing. The UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and...
Special constabulary patrol led by special inspector Alisha Ede Image Bedfordshire Police
Bedfordshire Police has announced that since the start of the year, citizens have volunteered over 10,000 hours as special constables. Special constables are members of the public who volunteer in their spare time as a warranted...
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Potential victims of stalking are urged to report predatory behaviour during Stalking Awareness Week, as Bedfordshire Police looks back on its first Stalking Protection Order in that was issued in February. A man from Luton was...
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Counter Terrorism Policing has warned that the easing of lockdown restrictions could provide a greater opportunity for terrorists to operate. So it is appealing for business owners and the public to support the police’s 24/7...