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Road rage incident in Dunstable

Hundreds of pounds of damage was caused during a road rage incident in Dunstable on Friday evening.

The incident happened at around 5.45pm in Luton Road, Dunstable.

The 30-year-old victim – who was driving a blue Vauxhall Zafira – was travelling towards Dunstable when a black Vauxhall Vectra started tailgating him and sounding his horn.

The victim stopped at a red light and the offender pulled up next to him.

He leaned out of his car with a baseball bat and started striking the victim’s car, causing £400 of damage.

It is believed the offender's car had a number plate starting MM51. He is described as a young Asian man, of medium build with a beard.

Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses.

Baby hippo's first swim at Whipsnade

A baby hippo has had her debut dip in public at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. Ten-month-old Hula was the first Common Hippo born at the zoo in six years.

Hula weighed a hefty six stone (40kg) when she was born last September after a 240-day gestation period and will one day weigh approximately 220 stone (1,400kg) when she is fully grown, and reach up to 1.6 metres in height.