Category: Crime

Police commissioner’s office defends “woke” plan as committee complains it’s being “rushed” to give opinions

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 promise during his successful election campaign in May that his police and crime plan would be up and running in 100 days, prompting members to complain that they are being rushed.

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Bedfordshire Police to mark UK’s first ASB Awareness Week

Bedfordshire Police has joined a national campaign – ASB Awareness Week – that brings people and organisations from across the country together to take a stand against anti-social behaviour (ASB).

Running from 19 to 25 July 2021, ASB Awareness Week – Making Communities Safer aims to encourage communities to take a stand against ASB and highlight the options available to those facing it.

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Public urged to “remain vigilant and ACT” as restrictions lift

The public is being asked to remain vigilant to the threat of terrorism as coronavirus restrictions ease across England from Monday (19 July 2021).

Counter Terrorism Policing is warning that as restrictions are lifted this could provide a greater opportunity for terrorists to operate.

They are appealing for business owners and the public at large to support the police’s 24/7 efforts to keep the country safe by remaining vigilant and reporting anything that doesn’t seem right to security staff nearby or the police.

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Murder investigation launched after man found dead in Carlton

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was found dead in a rural location in north Bedfordshire on Thursday (1 July 2021).

Emergency services were called at approximately 4.30pm following the discovery of a body close to a farm track in fields off Turvey Road between the villages of Carlton and Turvey.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit are treating his death as murder. His next of kin have been informed, however formal identification has yet to take place.

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