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84 year-old woman "left shaken" after robbery

An 84 year-old woman has been left shaken following a robbery in which she was pushed to the ground from behind as a man made off with her bag.

She was walking along the Redway towards towards Kiln Farm industrial estate, away from High Street in Two Mile Ash in Milton Keynes yesterday morning.

She was approached from behind and pushed to the ground and as she lay on the ground, a man pulled her bag from her and then made off up a grass embankment onto H3 Monks Way. It contained cash, bank cards and a mobile phone.

He got into the backseat of a waiting vehicle.

The vehicle was possibly cream or beige and there was a darker car parked in front of it.

Both vehicles drove off together in the direction of Central Milton Keynes East.

The offender is white, approximately 5ft 7ins, slim build, possibly aged in his twenties, and was wearing a hooded top with the hood covering most of his head and face.

The victim had minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment.

“This was a frightening ordeal for the victim who was understandably left shaken. It is vital that we find the people responsible for this crime."

“The vehicles mentioned may have been parked in the bus stop on H3 facing the oncoming traffic. I am interested in speaking to anyone who saw these cars or who can provide any further description of the vehicles or people in them."

– Investigating officer, Det Con Chris Oakman from Local CID

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Ipswich to play Manchester United at Old Trafford

Ipswich Town are through to the third round of the Capital One Cup - they beat Doncaster 4-1 this evening. Their reward is a match against Manchester United at Old Trafford

Norwich City beat Rotherham 2-1, They now have a home tie against West Brom or Port Vale

Luton Town took Premier League side Stoke City to extra time and penalties but were knocked out 8-7

MK Dons secured victory in extra time - beating Cardiff 2-1, they will now entertain Southampton in the third round

Northampton were beaten 4-1 by Newcastle at St James' Park

Peterborough also left the competition at the hands of Charlton - also 4-1

Couple compromise on MARVEL-lous wedding cake

The cake Credit: Tier by Tier

A couple from Bedfordshire couldn't decide whether they wanted a traditional wedding cake or a sci-fi cake inspired by Marvel superheroes (apart from Batman who is of course DC) - so they went for both.

Pictures of the cake have since gone viral.

It was created by Julia Baker of Tier By Tier in Milton Keynes - she's said it took 40 hours to make.

The other side of the cake Credit: Tier by Tier

"It was Kia who wanted the vintage look with the elegant Flowers, and Billy's idea to reveal the Marvels (except for Batman!) at the back"

– Julia Baker, Tier by Tier

One half of the couple, Kia Bunning, has made her appreciation of Julia's creation public on the company's Facebook page.

CCTV released after man slashed in Luton

CCTV images Credit: Beds Police

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after an assault in Luton.

At around 5pm on Wednesday 19 August a man was slashed in the side as he was waiting to cross Hitchin Road, at the Shell Petrol Station and Jansel House Business Park.

Anyone with any information should call PC Pantony on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

“This was an unprovoked attack on a busy road. We are keen to trace the man pictured as we believe he could have important information which could assist our investigation.”

– PC Tom Pantony

CCTV issued after Luton affray

CCTV Credit: Beds Police

Police have issued CCTV images of men they would like to speak to in connection with an affray which took place in Luton.

The incident happened at approximately 5am on Saturday 15 August in King Street.

“This was a violent incident in which people could’ve been hurt, so it’s important we get as much information as possible about what happened. If you witnessed the incident, or if you could help us identify the people in the CCTV images, then please contact us immediately.”

– Investigating officer Thomas Hamilton

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CCTV released after Luton pub assault

CCTV Credit: Beds Police
CCTV Credit: Beds Police

Officers investigating an assault in Luton have issued CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to.

At approximately 5pm on Wednesday, 12 August, a man was assaulted in Chequers pub, Park Street.

“This was a particularly nasty incident which saw the victim thrown on the floor as well as having a glass thrown at his head, causing injury. I’d like to speak to the two men pictured in the CCTV images in connection with the incident and would urge anyone who may be able to help identify them to get in touch.”

– PC Iain Wise

Driver killed in M1 crash near Luton

Police are appealing for information after a driver was killed in a crash on the M1 on Saturday night, 22 August.

The driver was a man in his 30s from Croydon. He died after the blue X-Type Jaguar he was driving left the road and collided with the crash barriers.

It happened between junctions 12 and 11 near Luton at about 11.55pm.

The passenger in the car suffered slight injuries and was treated at Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw the crash, or the vehicle prior to it, to call police.”

– PC Martin Longley

Man critically ill after assault outside nightclub

A man is critically ill in hospital after being assaulted outside a nightclub in Dunstable.

A group of people were thrown out of Cookies and Cream in Court Drive just before 3am this morning (Sunday 23rd August) following an argument.

Bedfordshire Police say a 24 year old man was then seriously assaulted outside. He was taken to the Luton and Dunstable hospital for treatment where he remains in a critical condition.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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