Bedfordshire Police are seeking thieves who stole an 84-year-old man’s red mobility scooter while he was at a day centre.
The scooter was taken from outside Guild House, 56-58 Harpur Street, Bedford between 10am and 11.45am on Tuesday 16 September.
The scooter is the victim’s only mode of transport and he used it daily to get him to and from the day centre. It is made by a company call Pride, is red in colour and valued at between £3500 to £4000.
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Four men have been found guilty of murdering a teenage rapper in Bedford.
19-year-old Isaac Stone was chased along Costin Street on the evening of the 25 January. He was cornered and stabbed to death.
Today a jury at Luton Crown Court found Mohammed Hussain, Rubel Miah, Javed Miah and Fahim Kahn guilty of his murder.
The daily 7:33 train from Bedford to Brighton through London was the second most overcrowded train in the country according to new government figures.
On average, 870 passengers were crammed into eight carriages on the First Capital Connect service which is designed for just over 500 people.
The latest figures from the Department for Transport are for spring 2013.
First Capital Connect said: "We know overcrowding is a real issue for our passengers and we’ve been working hard to address it. That’s why, since the start of our franchise in 2006, we have brought in 50% more trains as an interim measure, adding 29% more seats at the busiest times of the day."
"The 0733 has seats available as far as Harpenden where it becomes very busy so there is space for Bedford commuters. And from 2016 when new trains arrive which we’ve been developing with Siemens, this service will be lengthened to 12 carriages to provide relief for passengers further down the line."
Police are investigating two knife point robberies which involved masked men targetting elderly people in Bedford.
Both robberies took place on the evening of Monday 1 September.
The first happened at about twenty to ten in Harewood Road. The second happened about an hour later on Spencer Road.
In both cases two men knocked on the door, forced their way in and threatened the victim before snatching jewellery off them.
Although the two offences are on opposite sides of town, it’s likely that they are linked because they are so similar.
It’s quite rare for elderly people to be targeted violently in their own homes like this and it’s important that we find out who’s responsible so they can’t do it to anyone else.
Anyone with information can contact Det Con Howett directly on 01234 275347, or through the 24 hour police non-emergency number 101. Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Bedford has been revealed as the most generous town in the country. The donation site JustGiving said more than 40 thousand people with a Bedford post code gave money to a charity appeal over the last year, raising more than a million pounds. Cambridge was in second place.
Police in Bedford say they need the public's help after a 19-year-old man was attacked with metal bars and baseballs bats.
They say nothing was stolen during the assault and detectives are now trying to establish why he was targetted.
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A 19-year-old man's been attacked in Bedford by a group of men carrying iron bars and baseball bats.
The incident happened between 11pm and 11.30pm on Tuesday August 5 as the victim was making his way home along Brecon Way.
The teenager was knocked unconscious.
"The level of violence was extremely high. He was left with nasty injuries, as I said he's suffered cuts and bruising to his head and face and was knocked unconscious.
He was taken to hospital, kept in overnight, X-rayed, and thankfully there were no serious injuries which is very surprising given the level of violence that was actually used during the assault".
Police searching for a Bedford woman who has been missing for more than 18 months have stepped up their search - bringing in divers to scour a nearby river.
Sonica Hans was 35 when she disappeared on Boxing Day 2012. Now her sister has also made a new appeal for help.
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