Bedfordshire Police arrest six people in connection with an illegal rave that took place on Sunday May 19.
Police investigating the case of missing person Leda Bolden have confirmed the body of the woman found in the River Great Ouse is Leda.
Plans to outsource services to security firm G4S to save £73 million have collapsed.
Bedfordshire Police will start recruiting new officers for the first time in three years, it was decided today. It's hoped that up to 80 new regular police officers will arrive over the course of the next 12 months.
The force opened recruiting to new Special Constables earlier this year, and a batch of new PCSOs will be hitting the streets in just two weeks’ time, after completing their training course.
“I’m keen to recruit people as soon as we can, as our frontline resources are particularly stretched after a long period of recruitment freeze,” said Chief Constable Colette Paul. “We’ve planned in this recruitment drive by making savings elsewhere.”
Undercover police in Luton set up a second hand shop in a bid to catch criminals attempting to sell stolen goods.
The operation, codenamed ‘Generous’, ran from the shop called “This and That” based in High Town.
Seven people have already appeared in court in connection with the operation. More cases will come before the courts in the next few months.
Two people have been arrested in Luton after a car sped away from police and crashed in the Mangrove Road area.
Officers discovered cannabis in the car. They later searched a house in Linden Close in Dunstable and found cannabis plants being cultivated.
A teenager has been charged with the murder of 19-year-old Ryan Burke at Milliners Court in Luton on Thursday night.
Bedfordshire Police say Mark Hannell, of Thames Court, Trent Road, Luton, will appear before Luton Magistrates Court on Monday April 29th.
“Burglars beware” says Assistant Chief Constable Andrew Richer as the public and Bedfordshire Police unite to cut crime across the county.
Adverts telling the public ‘You lock up. We lock’em up’ are now travelling the roads of Bedfordshire to ensure everyone knows burglary is falling but that we must pull together to keep it that way.
The images of a locked door handle and handcuffs combined with the fact that burglary offences have fallen by 18% have been on show across the bus network since April 1, and are designed to remind people to lock up and look after the things they care about.
An increase in enforcement activity aimed at burglars across the county is also currently underway with those who consider buying or handling stolen goods also being targeted.
Bedfordshire's Chief Constable Alf Hitchcock is leaving to become the next Chief Constable of the Ministry of Defence Police.
Mr Hitchcock took over in Bedfordshire in early 2011 and has managed to cut crime and increase the detection rate.
Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an arson attack on a flat in Luton. The victim returned to the flat in Poynters Road on Monday lunchtime to find three smoking newspapers had been posted hrough his letterbox.
– PC Laura Thompson, Bedfordshire Police
Thankfully no one was harmed as a result of this arson attack and damage has been kept to a minimum but if the newspapers had caught fire properly, things could have been very different. We need to catch the person or persons who committed this offence as soon as possible and stop any further serious incidents from occurring.'
If you have information relating to this incident, contact PC Thompson, in confidence, on the non-emergency number 101, or text information to 07786 200011.