Category: Crime

PCC calls for more protection for frontline officers after TV documentary

Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, is backing the Force’s front-line police officers following the broadcast of Channel 5’s “Police Code Zero: Officer Under Attack” – featuring an incident involving two Bedfordshire officers – as figures show that on average in the UK a police officer is attacked every 20 minutes.

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Police appeal for information regarding theft of JCB

At approximately 2am yesterday morning (Tuesday 14 May 2019) the yellow JCB was stolen from a farm at Old Rowney, Shefford.The vehicle, which has now been recovered, had a tracker and was located as having travelled to a disused quarry in Houghton Conquest, some 18 miles away, where the tracker was then removed at around 4am.

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‘Upskirting’ law comes into force

The practice of upskirting typically involves taking a picture under a person’s clothing without them knowing, with the intention of viewing their genitals or buttocks.

The government intervened last June to bring forward measures to tackle this behaviour, after a Private Members Bill did not pass its second reading.

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Bedfordshire Police puts stalking in the spotlight

This week Bedfordshire Police is supporting National Stalking Awareness Week to highlight the devastating impact that stalking can have on victims, their families and communities.

Statistics released by the College of Policing show that, on average, victims will suffer 100 incidents of stalking before they choose to report it to the police.

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