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.
Two women were sexually assaulted within 15 minutes of each other in Dunstable yesterday evening.
Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses to the attacks which happened at around 5.15pm close to Apollo Close and 5.25pm at Priory Gardens on Sunday.
The first victim was walking along the alleyway which links Sundown Avenue and Apollo Close when a man grabbed her shoulder and tried to kiss her while pushing her against a fence.
The 28-year-old bit his tongue as hard as she could but the man then tried to put his hand down her trousers.
She ran away after the fence collapsed and they fell to the floor.
The second victim, aged 55, was walking through Priory Gardens when a man tried to hug and kiss her. He walked off towards High Street North.
The offender in both attacks is described as being a white man of Mediterranean appearance, aged in his mid-20s to late 30s, and between 5ft 5ins and 5ft 8ins tall.
He had dark hair, dark eyes, a strong accent and was wearing a long black coat which came to his knees, dark trousers or jeans and black shoes.
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Police in Luton are warning people to be vigilant at cash points in the town after two people were approached and had their cards taken from them.
It relates to an incident outside the Lloyds Bank on Riddy Lane and another outside the BP garage on Barton Road.
One victim, a 43 year old woman had her card taken after two men approached her and cancelled the transaction. Shortly after a 77 year old man had his card taken, with the men also managing to withdraw £250 from his account.
A community leader says a meeting held to provide answers over the death of a man in police custody in Luton helped avoid a possible riot.
Around 250 people turned up last night, to ask questions about what happened to Leon Briggs.
He died last Monday, after being detained in a street, under the Mental Health Act. Nick Quraishi reports.
The Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police has denied 'closing ranks' after the death of a man in custody.
Leon Briggs died at Luton police station after being detained under the Mental Health Act.
Friends and family of Mr Briggs demanded answers from the force at a public meeting in Luton last night. Five police officers and two support staff have been suspended while an investigation is carried out.
Five police officers and two support staff who are under investigation after the death of a man in custody at Luton police station were tonight suspended from duty.
Bedfordshire Police chief constable Colette Paul said the suspension "in no way jumps to any conclusion" about the investigation currently being carried out by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) police watchdog.
Mr Briggs, 39, described by his family as a "kind, loyal, intelligent" father, died after being detained at Luton police station under the Mental Health Act on Monday.
The suspension has been made after an initial assessment by the IPCC, Ms Paul said.
"Their suspension in no way jumps to any conclusion about the outcome of the investigation, but ensures absolute assurance of neutrality and transparency as the IPCC investigation progresses. The suspension of each member of staff will remain under constant review.
"We continue to co-operate with the investigation to help provide Mr Briggs' family, the Coroner and the IPCC with accurate information about how and why Mr Briggs died."
The officers under investigation following the death of Leon Briggs have today been suspended from duty following an initial assessment by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Their suspension in no way jumps to any conclusion about the outcome of the investigation but ensures absolute assurance of neutrality and transparency as the IPCC investigation progresses. The suspension of each member of staff will remain under constant review.
We continue to co-operate with the investigation to help provide Mr Briggs’ family, the Coroner and the IPCC with accurate information about how and why Mr Briggs died.
I want to express my sympathy to the family of Leon Briggs at this difficult time. Mr Briggs’ family are being supported by IPCC family liaison managers at this sad time.Colette Paul Chief Constable.