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Cyclist suffers facial injuries after riding into pig

A cyclist has suffered facial injuries after riding into a pig Credit: PA

A cyclist is recovering after suffering facial injuries when he rode into a pig.

The un-named man in his 40s was treated by an ambulance crew after the collision at Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire yesterday (July 24).

He was taken to Bedford Hospital South Wing for further treatment but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or serious.

It is not known whether the pig was injured in the incident or how it came to be on a public road.

Police appeal after man injured in Bedford

Police are appealing for information about an incident in which a man was injured in Bedford. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are appealing for information about an incident in which a man was injured in Bedford.

It happened on July 17th at around 4.40am when a man was discovered lying in Midland Road with head injuries.

The victim was not seriously injured but is not able to recall what happened.

This is an unusual incident in which a man was found with wounds to his head, but we have not been able to piece together the exact circumstances surrounding the cause.

It could be that he fell, but there is a possibility he could have been attacked or robbed, and we’re appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed a possible altercation or suspicious incident to come forward.

– Investigation Officer Julia Hinson

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Bedford Hospital reminder to only attend A&E for major medical emergencies

Bedford Hospital.

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is urging people to attend Accident and Emergency for major medical emergencies and injuries only as the number of patients attending with minor illnesses and injuries has gone up.

Last week the hospital had 842 attendances to A&E; some of which would have been better suited being seen elsewhere.

Therefore the trust is urging patients to ask themselves ‘Is A&E right for me?’ before they attend the department.

During heatwaves we often have influxes of patients suffering from heat related conditions. Accident and Emergency is not for Anything and Everything it is for major medical emergencies or injuries only. Please consider your local walk in centre, GP practice, pharmacy or self-care methods before deciding to attend A&E.

– Karen Ward, Chief Operating Officer

Two rescued after getting into difficulty in Milton Keynes lake

The group of six were swimming in the lake on Friday afternoon

Two people had to be taken to hospital after getting into difficulty in a lake in Milton Keynes.

A 14-year-old boy and a 21-year-old man were swimming in a group at Lodge Lake in Great Holm on Friday.

They were rescued by the emergency services and taken to Milton Keynes General hospital to be checked.

The woman got into trouble in the River Great Ouse Credit: ITV News Anglia

It happened on the same day a mother-of-three drowned trying to save a young boy who had got into trouble in the River Great Ouse in Bedford.

Police are now renewing their warnings about the dangers of swimming in lakes and rivers.

15-year-old girl missing from Bedfordshire

15-year-old Natalie Yourell Credit: Bedfordshire police

Police are appealing for help to trace a missing 15-year-old girl from Luton.

Natalie Yourell was last seen on Wednesday (20 July) wearing blue jeans with a white top and a black jacket with a fur collar.

She is described as being of Italian and Brazilian heritage, 5’7”, of slim build with long brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who has seen Natalie is asked to call police on 101 quoting the reference 142 of 20 July.

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Fire and Rescue service warn about dangers of open water

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue have spoken to ITV News Anglia about the dangers of open water, following the death of a woman in the River Ouse in Bedfordshire.

The river Great Ouse is accessible virtually all along its length.

It was quite challenging getting the rescue boat to the incident.

Crews worked really hard, both the fire service, police and ambulance.

– Derek Hobbs, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Earlier today police found the body of a woman in the River Ouse. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Derek Hobbs from Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue said people should avoid open waters, which include rivers, lakes and ponds.

He says it can be the debris under the water that can get some people into trouble.

Crews were out searching for the body in the River Ouse last night. Credit: Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue

Don't swim in the river, don't swim in any lakes, rivers or ponds.

Go to a recognised swimming pool, or outdoor swimming pool in this weather.

It's what's under the water that counts. You may have shopping trolleys and any other debris under the water that can get people into trouble.

– Derek Hobbs, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Warning about dangers of open water after body found in river

Police have warned about the dangers of open water after finding a woman's body in Bedford. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have confirmed that three boys, whose mother's body was found in Bedford's River Great Ouse, have been left "distressed" by the "tragic accident."

The three children are all between the ages of three and 10.

It's believed the woman was having a picnic with her family when the accident happened.

Local reports suggest the woman went into the water to help a boy.

Police are now warning people about the dangers of going into unsafe water.

At about 10.30am the body of that woman was located and tragically she's passed away, we believe having drowned in the river having got into distress last night.

Three children, they are all between three and 10 years of age, so young children that have lost a mother at the start of the school holidays. It is a tragic time for the family.

– Bedfordshire Police Chief Inspector, Nick Lyall

Police searching for missing woman find body in river

Police searching for a missing woman in the River Ouse in Bedfordshire confirm that a body has been found. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police searching for a missing woman in the River Great Ouse in Bedford have confirmed that a body has been found.

A search began in an area of the river near Honey Hill after a woman in her 30s got into difficulties at around 8pm yesterday.

It is believed the mother-of-three entered the water to help somebody in distress and got into difficulties herself.

Next of kin have been made aware.

Neighbour Joe Vacchio said there were screams of "I can't swim" before the police and a helicopter arrived.

He said the woman lives around the corner from the river and had been diving into the water off small islands with her three children.

The children and their mum were playing in the river. They were diving off into the river.

There were screams that my wife heard of 'I can't swim' and that was it really. She hasn't been seen since.

– Neighbour, Joe Vacchio
The search for the missing woman began yesterday evening Credit: Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

I have lived here 20 years and I've never been in that river.

It's very, very dangerous and very, very unpredictable.

– Neighbour, Joe Vacchio
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