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Ram raid warning issued by police

Aftermath of Roydon ram raid. Credit: Paul Wood

Detectives are warning that thieves could be planning a series of attacks on cash machines across the region.

A stolen loader was used to take an ATM in Harlow over the weekend and a few days earlier a shop at nearby Roydon was targeted.

Bedfordshire police say farm equipment which could be used in future raids as well as some potential get-away cars have been stolen in the past few weeks.

Armed raid in Luton

Detectives in Luton are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at a post office in the town.

A man wearing dark clothing with a hi-visibility jacket, entered the post office and threatened the staff with what is believed to be a handgun.

He escaped in the direction of Lamorna Close after stealing a quantity of money.


Pensioner beats off mugger with walking stick

A pensioner from Cambridgeshire has beaten off a mugger with her walking stick. It happened yesterday afternoon in Gamlingay after a man tried to grab her handbag. The woman in her seventies fought back hitting him with her walking stick until he fell to the ground.

The thief still managed to escape with a small amount of money and a mobile phone. The woman escaped uninjured. Police are appealing for anyone who might have seen what happened in Gamlingay at about three o'clock yesterday afternoon to get in contact.

Attack victim dies after two years in a coma

Attack victim Henry Huggins who has died after two years in a coma Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man whose been in a coma for nearly two years after he was attacked outside a block of flats in Luton has died.

Henry Huggins who was known as 'Chin' was attacked on the Farley Hill Estate in August 2013 - he'd never regained consciousness.

Last year 40 year old Stuart Docherty was jailed for 17 years for stamping on Henry's head, causing his injuries.

His case has been handed to the Crown Prosecution Service and he could now face a charge of murder.

Warning as Luton man is jailed for supplying steroids

Parbez Ahmed, who was jailed for two years for supplying drugs. Credit: Bedfordshire Police.

Police have issued a warning about the dangers of taking substances bought online after a man who supplied thousands of pounds' worth of steroids was jailed.

Parbez Ahmed, of Paisley Close, Luton, was caught with a large quantity of body building and performance-enhancing drugs.

The 23-year-old was jailed for 2 years.

Investigations showed he used health and fitness forums and blog sites online to advertise the drugs which he supplied across the UK.


Shotguns stolen from Suffolk business

Two shotguns and an air rifle have been stolen from a business in Suffolk.

Police say the site at Hinton, near Southwold, was broken into between 10.30pm on Monday April 13 and 5am on Tuesday April 14.

The offenders got in through an office window. As well as the shotguns and air rifle, money was also stolen.

A barn and two vehicles were broken into and a garden strimmer was taken from the barn.

Three men jailed for iron bar attack on 80-year-old woman

Three men have been jailed for attacking an 80-year-old woman. Credit: Hertfordshire Police.

Three men have been jailed for beating an 80-year-old woman with an iron bar in Hertfordshire.

The gang, all from London, broke into the woman's house in Westly Wood, in Welwyn Garden City, last July.

They hit her with the bar then stole cash.

Clinton Jackson was jailed for 18 years, while Marvin Semper and Jermaine Kellman got 13 years. A fourth man will be sentenced later this month.

Toddler's violent murder 'could not have been predicted or prevented'

Amina Agboola, who was murdered by her mother's boyfriend.

The death of a toddler who was murdered by her mother's boyfriend could not have been "either predicted or prevented" by the social workers who came into contact with her, a serious case review has found.

Amina Agboola was kicked so hard across the room after soiling herself that her liver was ruptured.

Cambridgeshire's Local Safeguarding Children Board has today published its report which says there was nothing in 20-year-old Dean Harris's past to indicate "that he would perpetrate the level of violence that resulted in her death".

Harris, from Yaxley in Peterborough, was jailed for a minimum of 17 years in August last year.

Burglar who targeted elderly is jailed

Candice Cush has been jailed for burglary. Credit: Bedfordshire Police.

A burglar from Bedfordshire who preyed on elderly people has been jailed.

Candice Cush, 28, was sentenced to four years in prison at Luton Crown Court.

Cush, of Edinburgh Close, Bedford, knocked on the door of a man’s house in Spencer Road on February 18.

When the victim - who was in his 80s - answered, she pushed him to the ground and entered the house, stealing about £100.

It is the fourth time Cush has been convicted of targeting elderly people.

"We will not tolerate this kind of behaviour and work hard to protect the most vulnerable people in our county."

– Det Con Chris Avery, Bedfordshire Police.
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