Police are appealing for witnesses after two assaults in Luton last Friday.
The first attack took place in Arundel Road, close to the junction with Dunstable Road, at approximately 10pm. Three men approached a man and assaulted him using a baseball bat, causing serious facial injuries.
Approximately five minutes later, another man in Arundel Road, near to its junction with Wingate Road, was assaulted by three men.
In each incident the men are described as Asian, in their late teens to early 20s, and were seen to use a small black car.
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Bedfordshire Police is appealing for help to trace two teenagers who have not been seen since Thursday 5 March.
Marwan El’Abden and Zin Elziat, both 17, were last seen heading into Bedford town centre.
Marwan and Zin do not speak any English. They are both described as 5ft 5ins tall, of medium build, with short black hair and brown eyes.
They were both wearing beanie hats, casual jackets and jeans.
Anyone with information relating to their whereabouts should call Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011, quoting BP-05032015-0146.
Bedfordshire Police are appealing for information after two men were stabbed in Kempston last night.
At approximately 7.20pm police received a call reporting a large number of men who appeared to be fighting on Hartwell Drive.
During the incident two of the men were stabbed with a knife and the other men then left Hartwell Drive in different directions.
The ambulance service was called and the two men were taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Police are trying to trace a 'good samaritan' who helped a woman after she was mugged in Luton.
The victim had been pushed to the floor and robbed of her mobile phone while walking along a subway under Telford Way at about 8am on Sunday 15 February.
“We are keen to speak to the man who helped the victim after the robbery as we believe he may have seen the offender. I would urge him to come forward to help us identify the man responsible."
Anyone with any information should call DC Layton on 101, text 07786 200 011 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
A man has been charged with the murder of a man in Bedford. 39 year old John-Mark Duffy died from a stab wound to the chest at Byron Crescent on Monday afternoon. Forty seven year old Ian Brunner, who lives at Byron Crescent. has been charged with his murder. Police are still searching for the weapon
Bedfordshire Police raided four premises in Luton at around 7am this morning in connection with prostitution, sexual exploitation and human trafficking.
Nine people were arrested in relation to human trafficking and prostitution offences and six women victims and one child have been identified and taken to safety.
The process of closing down three locations in relation to brothel activity is currently underway.
Today’s enforcement operation is the result of a long running investigation into organised criminal gangs bringing young women into the country for sexual exploitation and prostitution.
The operation is about alleviating the suffering of the victims and tackling the human cost this type of criminality creates as well as bringing offenders to justice.
Following the police operation The Salvation Army worked with the victims and provided practical and emotional support as needed at a reception centre.
The Salvation Army is working with Bedfordshire Police to rescue and support potential victims of trafficking. It is vital that victims of trafficking receive immediate access to specialised support.
Our team has been working to assess the needs of the victims and ensure that they have access to accommodation and support at safe houses if needed.
The Salvation Army operates a Government contract to provide vital help and support to adult victims of this pitiless exploitation which gives them the very best chance to try and recover through the comprehensive specialised services we can offer working with our partners.
The safety of victims and support for the Police in successfully prosecuting the perpetrators of this horrific crime are our key priorities. It is therefore not appropriate at this stage to disclose any further details about the victims or the nature of this crime.
Anyone with information or concerns about human trafficking or prostitution should call Bedfordshire police, in confidence, at Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Police in Bedford are appealing for witnesses after a 37-year-old man was robbed and hit over the head with a hammer.
It happened just after 1pm on Friday afternoon when the man was followed into an alleyway that connects Maitland Street and Battison Street.
The victim was taken to hospital for stitches to his head.
Two off-road motorbikes have been seized by police in Luton after complaints of anti-social behaviour.
Officers on their own off road bikes have been patrolling the Lewsey and Marsh Farm areas.
Police are warning that anyone found riding motorbikes on public parks or open spaces faces having them confiscated.
Two pensioners were attacked in an unprovoked attack n Bedford town centre.
A 65-year-old man was left with a fractured eye socket and a broken jaw while a 72-year-old suffered major bruising and swelling, including two black eyes, following the attack early on Sunday.
The men had left a kebab shop in the Broadway at about 1am and were walking along the footpath at Cavendish Street.
They were suddenly set upon by two men, who were part of a larger group. They were kicked, punched and stamped on.
Police said they believed there was no motive for the attack.
Det Con Andy Boston, from Bedford Police, said: "Even for an experienced detective, it's shocking to see the severity of injuries cause to two gentleman of this age who have been attacked for no obvious reason."
Police are appealing for witnesses.