Category: Crime

Ask for ANI: Bedfordshire’s Police and PCC back new domestic abuse codeword scheme to help victims seek support

Bedfordshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, are supporting a new domestic abuse codeword scheme.

The “Ask for ANI” (pronounced Annie) scheme, which launched today (14 January 2021), was devised by the Home Office in collaboration with pharmacy associations, the police, and partners working in the domestic abuse sector.

It was set up to help victims access emergency support in the community via local pharmacies.

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Police community message for Kempston Hardwick and Stewartby

I’m PC Kerry Jones and I work alongside PC Amanda Harvey and PCSO James Dancer as the local community officers for Kempston Hardwick and Stewartby, amongst other areas.

As 2021 begins, we are still very much living in the midst of a global pandemic, with the news constantly changing as the government announces new restrictions for different areas across the country.

Because of this, we have had to adapt the way we police your villages, but we have continued to engage and listen to our communities in the best way we can, so we can understand your concerns, which helps us decide what we need to focus on.

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Criminals jailed for 100 years in 2020 by ERSOU

Investigations by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU), the specialist policing unit responsible for tackling regional organised crime across the East, have resulted in offenders being jailed for more than 100 years in 2020.

ERSOU’s Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) is tasked with managing the threat posed by crime types such as drugs, firearms, child sexual exploitation and cybercrime, among others.

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Bedfordshire’s public reminded to stay vigilant to burglaries this winter

Bedfordshire Police is reminding residents across the county to stay vigilant following a number of burglaries in which jewellery and cash have been targeted.

Officers are asking the public not to store large amounts of cash, including business takings, in their homes and keep heirlooms, expensive jewellery or watches in a safe place and out of view, to protect themselves from opportunist burglars.

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