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Man sentenced after house used to supply class A drugs

Roshaan Malcolm. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

A man has been sentenced to two years in jail for allowing a house to be used to supply class A drugs.

Roshaan Malcolm, 20, of Penhill, Luton pleaded guilty to the offence and received a two year custodial sentence at Luton Crown Court on Friday.

Malcolm used his then girlfriend’s house as a place from which class A drugs could be supplied.

Malcolm took advantage of several people, in particular his girlfriend, for his own financial gain. This is a very serious offence and we are glad that the judge recognised this and handed out a suitable punishment.

We take all drugs related crime very seriously at Bedfordshire Police and we hope this acts as a warning to others who are tempted to commit drug related offences.

– Detective Constable Emma Cook


Man uncovers family secret whilst planning Germany trip

A man from Sandy in Bedfordshire has uncovered a family secret whilst planning a trip to Germany.

Derek Niemann was doing some research for a visit to Berlin when he discovered his grandfather was a Nazi.

Karl Niemann was actually an SS officer working in the concentration camps. Now Derek has written a book about his Granddad's double life.

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Passengers stuck on packed trains

Passengers have been stuck on packed rush-hour trains after a power supply problem hit busy commuter routes between Essex and London.

The problem meant that for a time no trains were able to run between Tilbury Town/Upminster and London's Fenchurch Street station.

A number of London-bound trains came to a halt, with the problems for passengers being compounded later by a trespasser on the tracks.

The problem affected passengers with the c2c train company. A number of travellers switched to using Abellio Greater Anglia trains which also became packed.

Three sentenced over school abuse

Three men, including one from Norfolk, are due to be sentenced after being found guilty of historical sexual abuse at a school for vulnerable boys over a period of more than 30 years.

Colwyn Baker, David Hennessy and Nigel Putman abused youngsters at the now-defunct Swaylands School in Penshurst, Kent.

As well as the abuse committed by the trio, their trial heard that Baker encouraged other pupils to commit sex acts on other children.

The three men were residential child care officers at Swaylands School, which closed in 1994, but they "exploited the pupils in their care", a senior detective said.

Barnet Council ran the school, which was an institution for young people with moderate learning difficulties and later schooled boys with emotional and behavioural problems.

Following a 12-week trial, Baker, 71, of Craighouse Avenue, Morningside, Edinburgh, was found guilty of 20 counts stretching back to 1963.

Hennessy, 74, of Westfields, Narborough, King's Lynn, Norfolk, was convicted of six counts and Putman, 62, of Kings Road, Slough, Berkshire, was found guilty of two counts.

Prosecutor Philip Bennetts QC told the trial the atmosphere at the school was one "where abuse was almost the norm". Barnet Council has apologised for the abuse suffered by the victims.

The trio will be sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court.

Woman due in court charged with Bedford attempted murder

A woman is due to appear at court this morning charged with the attempted murder of a man in Bedford.

Charlene Brown, 32, from Bedford, was arrested after emergency services were called to reports that a man in his 30s had been stabbed in Charnwood Avenue at about 1.30pm on Monday.

He was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Brown will appear at Luton Magistrates' Court this morning.

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