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Criminals pose as police to con victims

Bedfordshire police want to trace this man Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police in Bedfordshire have released CCTV of a man thought to be involved in a scheme in which criminals posed as police officers to con two people out of £7,000.

On both occasions the victims, aged 81 and 54, were duped into handing over bank cards and PIN details by people claiming to be investigating fraud.

It is thought this man withdrew money from the one of the cards at a cashpoint in Bedford.

These are appalling crimes that have often robbed people of their entire savings and left them feeling distraught and angry that they have been conned. I would urge anyone with information to come forwards and speak with us and also encourage anyone who recognises the individual pictured to give us a call.

– Detective Constable Claire Long


Light aircraft crashes in Bedfordshire

A light aircraft has crashed in Bedfordshire after a mid-air collision. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A light aircraft has crashed in a field in Bedfordshire after a mid-air collision.

Emergency services have been called to the scene near Little Barford, close to the border with Cambridgeshire.

Police were called at 8.30am on Tuesday morning, when there was a mid-air collision between two light aircraft. Both are thought to be single-seaters.

One of the aircraft was able to carry on flying and land safely at Thurleigh airfield, but the other has crashed.

The Air Accident Investigation Board has been notified.

The Barford Road is currently closed to traffic, it is not yet known if anyone has been injured.

Police condemn 'cruel' scooter thieves

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.

– Nadine Edwards
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