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Pedestrian suffers serious injuries in car crash

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was struck by a car in Bedfordshire.

It happened on Bedford Road in Houghton Regis at around 2am this morning (Monday).

The man, who is believed to be in his 30s, has been taken to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital with serious injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit on 101.

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Met Office weather warning for heavy rain in Essex and Suffolk

The area covered by a yellow weather warning for heavy rain. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain in parts of Suffolk and Essex.

It's valid until 5pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

The Met Offices says further areas of heavy rain or thundery showers are likely to affect parts of southeastern England and East Anglia at times on Bank Holiday Monday.

The main risk periods would seem to be before dawn and again during the middle of the day and into the afternoon. The evening should see a slow transition to drier conditions from the west.

"Parts of East Anglia and southeast England will still be affected by a warm, humid and unstable airmass during much of Monday, which leaves the opportunity for thundery downpours to spread from Northern France.

As in many such cases, only a minority of places will see the heaviest rain, but there is a chance that some locations could see 20 to 25 mm of rain in an hour and perhaps 40 mm in a few hours."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment

Appeal for witnesses after shooting in Luton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a shooting in Luton in the early hours of this morning.

The incident is believed to have happened at approximately 2.10am in Wexham Close, Marsh Farm.

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We received reports that a gun had been fired in Wexham Close. One man has been taken to hospital with what are fortunately believed to be minor injuries. Our officers are currently at the scene carrying out investigations and I’d urge anyone with information to get in touch.

Tackling gun crime is a key priority for Bedfordshire Police and fortunately it remains very rare. We take all firearms offences incredibly seriously and will be working hard to find the person responsible.

– Det Insp Andy Southam

Man attacked on towpath

Police in Bedfordshire are hunting two men who tried to rob a man on a canal towpath.

It happened in Linslade, Leighton Buzzard on Thursday

A man was walking along the canal tow path between 4.15pm and 4.45pm when he was approached from behind by two men and struck on the back of his head, knocking him to the ground.

One of the men then attempted to steal the victim's wallet but he was able to fend them off.

The two men then ran off along the tow path towards Tesco.

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Police appeal after man attacked on tow path

Police appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery in Linslade on Thursday.

A man was walking along the canal tow path between 4.15pm and 4.45pm when he was approached from behind by two men and struck with an unknown object on the back of his head. One of the men then attempted to steal the victim’s wallet but he was able to fend them off.

The first suspect is described as black, in his 30s, slim, and around six-foot tall, with short grey hair. He is believed to be unshaved have a Celtic design tattoo across his right arm, and was wearing blue shorts.

The second man is described as being in his 20s, white, well-built, and approximately 5’10’’. He had short dark-brown hair, was clean-shaven, and was wearing a grey hooded top, blue jeans, and white trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Jones on 101, text 07786 200 011, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Bank Holiday getaway starts

It's the last Bank Holiday weekend of the summer and as ever there are predictions that those taking advantage of the break face travel delays and uncertain weather.

It's estimated that nearly 300,000 people will be flying out of Stansted Airport... while Luton Airport says its figures are up 15 per cent on last year. The AA predicts 13 million of us will take to the roads lured by cheaper petrol..

Click below to watch our report from Wesley Smith

The book keeping the records for 60 years

The book well known for telling us all the biggest, smallest, slowest and quickest records is celebrating its own milestone.

Record attempt by Rugby players in Bishop's Stortford Credit: ITV Anglia

The Guinness Book of Records was first published 60 years ago and getting a record included remains as popular as ever.

The Managing Director of the Guinness Brewery ended up in an argument about the fastest game bird in Europe while out shooting. Unable to settle the dispute, he came up with the idea of producing a book full of facts and figures.

Northampton Marshmallow champion Credit: ITV Anglia

Some records have changed over the years, In 1955, the fastest 100m sprint was 10.2 seconds, The current record holder is Usain Bolt, with 9.58 seconds and and the most expensive bottle of wine, previously £8, is now £192,000.

Click below to watch out report from Lauren Hall

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