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Theres No Pride in Domestic Abuse
Police forces across the country are showing their support today (28 May 2021) for LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Awareness Day. The day aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse in LGBT+ communities and encourage victims to come...
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Three men were sentenced on Wednesday (16 September 2020) at Luton Crown Court for a range of burglary and theft offences. Shane Ellwood, 28, of Artur Street, Luton pleaded guilty to a number of theft, fraud...
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A £4.3m funding bid to support Bedfordshire Police’s Boson team has been submitted by the departing police and crime commissioner. Boson was introduced in Luton in 2012 to deal with gun and gang crime, and also...
Campaign urges vigilance for signs of child exploitation under lockdown Image by listercz AdobeStock_37755377
Look Closer Awareness Week Look Closer Awareness Week launches on Monday (8 February 2021). The campaign from The Children’s Society is supported by the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) and police forces across the country including...
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Central Bedfordshire Council is running a social media campaign this week to raise awareness of ‘cuckooing’. This is to assist the community to recognise the signs and report any suspicious behaviour to the Safer Communities...
Smashed car window being used to rob a camera and handbag image by habari AdobeStock_105862922
Bedfordshire Police is reminding the public to ensure personal belongings are removed from their vehicles when they are left unattended and overnight.
Bedfordshire Police remembers heroic police officer who died tackling knifeman
The family of a police officer who was murdered protecting the public from a knifeman have joined officers from Bedfordshire Police in paying their respects to him on the anniversary of his death. The family of...
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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...
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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...