Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspected arson at Bedford Hospital on the evening of 3rd Jan 2019.
At around 7.15pm, emergency services attended the hospital’s North Wing on Kimbolton Road following reports of a fire at a derelict building on the site.Read More
The emergency services 999 line has provided a lifeline for members of the public to contact the Police, Fire, Ambulance or Coastguard for the last 80 years.
It is the most memorable number in the UK and provides a vital service.
As people enjoy the New Year celebrations, calls to 999 are expected to surge, with teams working around the clock to deal with the demands.Read More
Attendees at November’s Bedford and District Neighbourhood Watch Association meeting were told of the importance of sharing information with the authorities.
Bedford Borough Council Community Safety & Resilience service manager, John McKinney, said that he recently visited a community that had suffered burglaries in a concentrated area.
He found that residents had various bits of information about suspicious activitiesRead More
The government has confirmed it will be banning third party sales of puppies and kittens, Animal Welfare Minister David Rutley announced.
The decision was taken following a public consultation, from which there was over 95 per cent support for a ban. It will help bring to an end the terrible welfare conditions found in puppy farming and solve a range of existing animal welfare issues.Read More
Five boaters are facing extra expenses this Christmas after they’ve been ordered to pay more than £7,000 for flouting the law.
They failed to register their vessels, and the Environment Agency is warning other boaters not to do the same or they could face fines, fees and even a criminal conviction.Read More
It has been another busy year for Bedfordshire Police, it has been dealing with really complex crime challenges which have been seen here and across the county – including increases in knife crime and serious youth violence. This has been a concerning development and is very much a national and local trend, it is working hard with partners and communities to tackle this rise and try to keep young people safe and steer them away from crime.Read More
No Cold Calling Zones are set up to combat the problem of doorstep crime and distraction burglary. They can also empower residents to have the confidence to deter callers away. However, a No Cold Calling Zone does not ban cold callers or does it create an exclusion zone.
There is an alternative that makes it a criminal offence to cold call.Read More
Don’t let your mates drink and drive – that’s the message for young men in this year’s Christmas THINK! campaign.
Three new films are being released, based on the award-winning #matesmatter campaign, which last year had the biggest shift in over a decade in young people’s attitudes towards drink driving.Read More
Bedfordshire police will receive a £4.6 million funding boost to fight organised crime and gang violence.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid has approved a special grant application from Bedfordshire police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Kathryn Holloway.
The additional funding will support the force to disrupt gang activity in and around towns in the force area.Read More
Campaigners want driving lessons to have more emphasis on the hazards of drink and drug driving
Campaigners are now calling for learner drivers to be better educated on the hazards of drink and drug driving – particularly among 16 to 19 year olds – and would like to see UK driving tests adapted to include a compulsory drugs and alcohol awareness section.Read More
New Bedfordshire Police burglary call handling process will be launched in due course
Bedfordshire Police will soon introduce a new process to provide a more efficient and effective service to reports of burglary.
Call handlers in the force’s control room will go through a specially designed series of questions with the caller. These will assess the incident and how it should be actioned in the most efficient way.Read More
‘There are not enough police officers to go around’Bedfordshire’s Police and...Read More
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