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Appeal for witnesses following arson attack on McDonald's in Bedford

Two men targeted the McDonald's on Bedford High Street. Credit: Google Maps

Police are appealing for witnesses following an arson attack at a McDonald’s in Bedford last weekend.

Two men set fire to a plastic sign that they placed behind a locked cubicle door on the first floor men's toilets. The restaurant had to be evacuated.

It happened between 4.30 and 5pm on Saturday at the McDonald's in Bedford High Road.

“This had the potential to cause a very serious hazard, as during the time of the offence the restaurant was full of customers who had to be evacuated.

"Dangerous and criminal behaviour like this will not be tolerated and we are appealing for the public’s help in finding those responsible.”

– Detective Constable Surinder Ram, Bedfordshire Police

'Mary' the world's biggest airship leaves the ground

The airship floats a few feet from the ground. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The world’s largest aircraft has left the ground - albeit only by a few feet.

The massive airship which has been pumped full of helium is tethered in the Cardington Hangars in Bedfordshire.

Known affectionately to engineers as 'Mary' she is about the same size as a football pitch and 25% bigger than a Boeing 747 aeroplane.

It is hoped ships like this could be used to transport freight and passengers burning a fifth of the fuel conventional aircraft do.

Man charged in connection with Luton stabbing

Alexandru Popa was arrested at the scene at High Town Road in Luton. Credit: ITV Anglia

A man has been charged in connection with a stabbing in Luton on Monday.

Alexandru Popa, 29, was arrested at the scene at High Town Road. He was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a knife blade yesterday.

He appeared before Luton Magistrates’ Court today, and was remanded into custody pending a further court date.

Another man was taken to hospital following the stabbing, where he remains in a serious condition.


Cyclist killed in Cambridgeshire named as 74-year-old pensioner

74-year-old Ronal Bousted was from Potton. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A pensioner who died following a collision with a van yesterday in Gamlingay has been named as Bedfordshire man, Ronald Bousted.

Mr Bousted, 74 of Aldgate Close in Potton was cycling along Heath Road near the junction with Everet Road.

The driver of the van, a 41-year-old, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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