Juror receives suspended prison sentence

Police have issued a reminder to jurors after a man was given a suspended prison sentence for discussing a case outside of court.

The juror in question was overheard discussing a case while out for a meal with friends and family in January last year, including details of the trial and weapons that were used in the incident.

More than 260 modern slavery referrals in Bedfordshire last year

More than 260 cases of modern slavery were identified in Bedfordshire last year, new figures show, prompting renewed calls for the public to keep their eyes open for signs of criminal exploitation.

The number of potential victims of modern slavery passed through to the national referral mechanism (NRM) in the Bedfordshire Police area was the fifth highest of all police force areas in the UK.

Latest 24 Hours in Police Custody focuses on internet child abuse

The new series of 24 Hours in Police Custody continues and the latest episode will focus on the work of the force’s Internet Child Abuse Investigation Team (ICAIT).

The programme shows how officers received information that an occupant of a house in Luton was accessing indecent images of children.

Bedfordshire Police increases patrols following New Zealand shootings

Additional Bedfordshire Police officers will be patrolling areas to speak to community members after the incident which left more than 49 dead.

Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner announces doubling of existing Community Police Constables

Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, has announced that she is backing the doubling of the current strength of PCs in Community Policing countywide including those forming a new unit of trouble shooters to move into an area to target and stamp out a key crime issue at neighbourhood level, (at a meeting of Central Bedfordshire Council’s Community Safety Partnership Executive on Thursday, 7 March).

Two Bedfordshire Police officers pledge to shave their hair for charity

Two Bedfordshire Police officers have committed to shaving their hair if they raise £10,000 for a girl suffering from cancer.

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