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Police appeal after man injured in Bedford

Police are appealing for information about an incident in which a man was injured in Bedford. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are appealing for information about an incident in which a man was injured in Bedford.

It happened on July 17th at around 4.40am when a man was discovered lying in Midland Road with head injuries.

The victim was not seriously injured but is not able to recall what happened.

This is an unusual incident in which a man was found with wounds to his head, but we have not been able to piece together the exact circumstances surrounding the cause.

It could be that he fell, but there is a possibility he could have been attacked or robbed, and we’re appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed a possible altercation or suspicious incident to come forward.

– Investigation Officer Julia Hinson

Two rescued after getting into difficulty in Milton Keynes lake

The group of six were swimming in the lake on Friday afternoon

Two people had to be taken to hospital after getting into difficulty in a lake in Milton Keynes.

A 14-year-old boy and a 21-year-old man were swimming in a group at Lodge Lake in Great Holm on Friday.

They were rescued by the emergency services and taken to Milton Keynes General hospital to be checked.

The woman got into trouble in the River Great Ouse Credit: ITV News Anglia

It happened on the same day a mother-of-three drowned trying to save a young boy who had got into trouble in the River Great Ouse in Bedford.

Police are now renewing their warnings about the dangers of swimming in lakes and rivers.

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Fire and Rescue service warn about dangers of open water

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue have spoken to ITV News Anglia about the dangers of open water, following the death of a woman in the River Ouse in Bedfordshire.

The river Great Ouse is accessible virtually all along its length.

It was quite challenging getting the rescue boat to the incident.

Crews worked really hard, both the fire service, police and ambulance.

– Derek Hobbs, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Earlier today police found the body of a woman in the River Ouse. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Derek Hobbs from Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue said people should avoid open waters, which include rivers, lakes and ponds.

He says it can be the debris under the water that can get some people into trouble.

Crews were out searching for the body in the River Ouse last night. Credit: Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue

Don't swim in the river, don't swim in any lakes, rivers or ponds.

Go to a recognised swimming pool, or outdoor swimming pool in this weather.

It's what's under the water that counts. You may have shopping trolleys and any other debris under the water that can get people into trouble.

– Derek Hobbs, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Warning about dangers of open water after body found in river

Police have warned about the dangers of open water after finding a woman's body in Bedford. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have confirmed that three boys, whose mother's body was found in Bedford's River Great Ouse, have been left "distressed" by the "tragic accident."

The three children are all between the ages of three and 10.

It's believed the woman was having a picnic with her family when the accident happened.

Local reports suggest the woman went into the water to help a boy.

Police are now warning people about the dangers of going into unsafe water.

At about 10.30am the body of that woman was located and tragically she's passed away, we believe having drowned in the river having got into distress last night.

Three children, they are all between three and 10 years of age, so young children that have lost a mother at the start of the school holidays. It is a tragic time for the family.

– Bedfordshire Police Chief Inspector, Nick Lyall

Police searching for missing woman find body in river

Police searching for a missing woman in the River Ouse in Bedfordshire confirm that a body has been found. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police searching for a missing woman in the River Great Ouse in Bedford have confirmed that a body has been found.

A search began in an area of the river near Honey Hill after a woman in her 30s got into difficulties at around 8pm yesterday.

It is believed the mother-of-three entered the water to help somebody in distress and got into difficulties herself.

Next of kin have been made aware.

Neighbour Joe Vacchio said there were screams of "I can't swim" before the police and a helicopter arrived.

He said the woman lives around the corner from the river and had been diving into the water off small islands with her three children.

The children and their mum were playing in the river. They were diving off into the river.

There were screams that my wife heard of 'I can't swim' and that was it really. She hasn't been seen since.

– Neighbour, Joe Vacchio
The search for the missing woman began yesterday evening Credit: Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

I have lived here 20 years and I've never been in that river.

It's very, very dangerous and very, very unpredictable.

– Neighbour, Joe Vacchio

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Police continue search for missing woman in river

Police in Bedford are continuing their search for a missing woman, believed to be in the River Ouse Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in Bedford are continuing their search for a missing woman, who they believe got into difficulties in the River Ouse in Bedford yesterday (July 21).

Police now think she was trying to save someone else when when she got into trouble.

The police started their search for the missing woman last night Credit: Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Woman missing in river was 'trying to help someone else'

Police are still searching for the woman. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police searching for a woman who got into difficulties in the River Great Ouse in Bedford yesterday say they believe she got into the water to help someone else.

Both the police and fire service, as well as a helicopter, have been scanning the area around Honey Hill Road since 8pm last night.

The woman, who is in her 30s, hasn't been found yet and searches are continuing this morning.

Police now think she was trying to save someone else when when she got into trouble.

Major search for missing woman in Bedford river

Bedford river Credit: ITV News Anglia

Emergency services are continuing to search an area of Bedford river, after a woman got into difficulties.

Police were called just after 8 o'clock yesterday evening.

Both the police and fire service were assisted by a helicopter, to search an area of the Great Ouse off Honey Hill Road.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101.

Two more arrested following series of shootings in Bedford

Four places were targeted in Bedford. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have arrested two more people after shots were fired at several locations in Bedford last week.

Four places in total were targeted on Friday night and Saturday morning.

A woman from Bedford was arrested at the time and has been bailed.

Now, two teenage boys from Bedford have been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and have also been bailed.

That takes the numbers of arrests so far up to seven.

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