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Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has joined forces with Bedfordshire Police’s Rural Crime Team to produce and distribute a fire safety guide to the agricultural community across the county. The guidance document, produced by the fire...
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Arrests of children by Bedfordshire Police have reduced by 69 per cent over the last decade, figures from the Howard League for Penal Reform campaign reveal today (Monday 23 August). Since 2010, the Howard League has...
PCC Festus Akinbusoye
Bedfordshire’s police and crime commissioner, Festus Akinbusoye, marked the launch of his 100-day report at an official event on Thursday (19 August 2021) where he also highlighted his Police and Crime Plan for 2021 –...
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Bedfordshire Police has teamed up with six other police forces in the Eastern Region to tackle hare coursing. The borders between the forces (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Kent) have been removed when using...
PCC Festus Akinbusoye
Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Festus Akinbusoye has apologised for failing to turn up for a meeting to discuss his police and crime plan. The county’s police and crime panel had to rearrange its question and...
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Almost 100 medical professionals have signed up to a training programme to help hospital staff in Bedfordshire spot the signs a child is being exploited. The Neon project is a joint venture between the Bedfordshire Violence...
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Driving while under the influence of drugs can destroy lives forever, Bedfordshire Police warned yesterday (16 August 2021) at the start of a national drug driving campaign. The police said drug taking impairs reaction times and...
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Bedfordshire’s newly elected policing chief is planning to put the spotlight on violence against women and girls. Police and crime commissioner (PCC) Festus Akinbusoye’s policing plan is going through the final stages of dotting ‘i’s and...
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I’m Inspector Louise Bates and I work alongside the local community officers for Ampthill, Flitwick and Woburn, amongst other areas. In July, we took part in a national campaign for ASB Awareness Week to raise awareness...
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Bedfordshire’s new police and crime commissioner is in a hurry to publish his plan for the next three years and it is putting strain on a watchdog committee to respond in time. Festus Akinbusoye made a...