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Teenagers guilty of murdering grandfather due to be sentenced

Courtney Glynn, Muhammed Rashed, and Hameedur Rahman. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Three teenagers found guilty of murdering a grandfather at his home in Bedfordshire are due to be sentenced today.

65-year-old Sharif Demirsay was stabbed 11 times during a robbery last May.

Courtney Glynn, Muhammed Rashed, and Hameedur Rahman had forced their way into the bungalow on Vineyard Way in search of gold and cash.


Murder victim's partner still 'severely traumatised' by what she saw

Three teenagers have been convicted of the murder of Sharif Demirsay in his own home near Bedford.

His family say his partner who witnessed the attack, is still "severely traumatised."

In a statement, the family of Mr Demirsay said: "The past 11 months have been an horrific ordeal for us all. This incident has had a devastating effect on so many lives. This was an unprovoked attack on an elderly couple who should have been safe in their own home."

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Police release CCTV after theft from newsagents

Police are trying to trace these two men after a theft from a newsagents in Kempston Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police in Bedfordshire have released a CCTV picture of two men they're trying to track down following a theft from a newsagents in Kempston.

Police say shortly after they entered the Kempston News Shop at about 3pm on Saturday 6 April, the shop assistant’s mobile phone was stolen from the counter.

Anyone with information should contact police on the non-emergency number 101.

Appeal to find killer one year after fatal shooting

Paul Foster, who was shot dead in Luton exactly one year ago. Credit: Bedfordshire Police.

Exactly a year after a father-of-three was shot dead in Luton, police are set to issue a fresh appeal to help find his killer.

Paul Foster, 46, was a victim of one of several gun-related crimes in the town last year.

Police believe people in the area know who shot him but are too afraid to come forward.

Sikh volunteers put on curry night for homeless

Dozens of the poorest people in Bedford are enjoying some superb curry dishes this evening thanks to the efforts of a Sikh volunteer group.

The Akaal Seva group says many of the town's homeless tell them they love Indian food - but rarely a get a chance to eat it. So tonight the takeaway is coming to them.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson.

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