A 16-year-old boy has been giving evidence in the trial of four teenagers accused of murdering a man at his home in Kempston, Bedfordshire.
Tensions ran high at a meeting in Luton last night, with many people raising concerns about their local police force.
A specialist cancer unit in Cambridge dedicated to treating teenagers celebrated its second birthday today with a super hero themed party.
Three men have been arrested in Luton on suspicion of possessing offensive weapons after members of the public reported seeing a group of men brandishing weapons at a shop in Sundon Park Parade.
The incident happened on Friday 7 March when a group of men entered Greggs the Bakers armed with a crowbar and a gun.
Bedfordshire Police said unarmed officers quickly responded to the call for help and one officer detained a man armed with a crowbar in Tenth Avenue. Another had fled in to a nearby shop and was also quickly arrested along with a third man.
Three men were questioned and released on bail.
– Chief Superintendent Jim Saunders, Bedfordshire Police
“Bedfordshire Police takes violent crime extremely seriously and will do all it can to crack down on those who put our communities in danger. This incident demonstrates how our officers put themselves in danger to protect the public within Bedfordshire and I am extremely proud of the bravery shown by these individuals.”
There were angry scenes at a public meeting last night, held to raise concerns about the way a man with autism was allegedly treated by Bedfordshire Police.
The family of Faruk Ali say he was assaulted by police outside his home in Luton last month.
Around 150 people attended the meeting, including representatives from the police and council.
"From my perspective it was an opportunity to try to reassure the public in what we're doing to address that and to recognise that we're taking their complaints and their views seriously," Assistant Chief Constable Nigel Trippett told ITV News Anglia.
Around £100,000 worth of jewellery was stolen during a burglary in Bedfordshire over the weekend.
The raid happened at a property in High Street, Odell, sometime between 6.15pm on Saturday March 1 and 1.15am the following morning.
A safe was forced open and a collection of items, including jewellery and coins, were taken.
Anyone with information can contact DC Howett, in confidence, on 01234 275347, the non-emergency 101 number, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
The family of a man with autism called a meeting last night, to raise concerns about the way he's allegedly been treated by Bedfordshire Police.
The family of Faruk Ali says he was assaulted by police outside his home in Luton last month.
Police are investigating the incident and attended the meeting, along with other members of the community.
The family of a man with autism has called a meeting this evening, to raise concerns about the way he's been treated by Bedfordshire Police.
The family of Faruk Ali says he was assaulted by a police officer outside his home in Luton last month.
Bedfordshire police are carrying out a full investigation and will be attending the meeting, along with other members of the community.
Bedfordshire Police have apologised for any distress.
They say the police officers acted out of concern for his wellbeing - they've now been placed on restricted duties while this investigation takes place.
"All front line officers receive Disability Awareness training in order to assist them when interacting with vulnerable people.
"Any findings from this investigation will be incorporated into the on-going development of officers. A review of the wider safeguarding measures available to the family is also underway."
Seven hundred people attended an illegal rave in Bedfordshire overnight.
It took place in a barn off Stondon Road in Meppershall.
Police prevented one van with a generator and music equipment from reaching the site - but another got through.
The police helicopter was deployed but so far there have been no arrests. 150 people are still at the site.
Bedfordshire Police are becoming increasingly concerned about a 24 year old woman who has been missing since Thursday morning.
Elizabeth Hanrahan - who is originally from Cheshire but had been staying at her aunt’s home in Luton - was last seen in Hitchin Road, wearing a white dressing gown.
Elizabeth is around five feet six inches tall, of medium build, with blue eyes, dark hair and speaks with an Irish accent.
While she was last seen wearing just a dressing gown it is believed that she had access to other outfits – namely blue jeans, black trousers, a red top and a white top/jumper.
The world's largest aircraft has been unveiled in Bedfordshire in all its 300ft (91m) long glory.
Known as the HAV304, the giant aircraft has been displayed at Cardington in the only hangar big enough to accommodate the 113ft (34m) wide and 85ft (26m) high monster.
Created by Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd the ultra-green HAV304 project has just received a £2.5 million grant from the UK Government.
The HAV304 is designed to stay airborne for up to three weeks and can be used for a variety of functions including surveillance, communications and delivering aid.
The plan is that the HAV304 will eventually lead to the development of the Airlander 50, which would be able to transport 50 tonnes of freight.
The company plans to produce around 10 a year for the next four or five years which is expected to lead to the creation of 1,800 jobs in the Bedfordshire area.