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Pedestrian hit by taxi 'fighting for his life', say Bedfordshire Police

A pedestrian was hit by a taxi in the early hours of Sunday morning Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A pedestrian is fighting for his life after being hit by a taxi in Bedfordshire.

Police were called to High Street North in Dunstable in the early hours of this morning (Sunday May 20) to reports of a crash.

A man had been hit by the car close to the junction with Church Street at around 3.55am. He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

"This is clearly a serious incident which has left a man fighting for his life in hospital.

"We are working hard to establish the circumstances around the collision, and would ask that anyone in the area at the time who may have information to help our investigation gets in touch."

– Sgt Paul Stanbridge, Bedfordshire Police

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Man stabbed to death in Dunstable named by police

The stabbing happened in Redfield Close. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man who was stabbed to death in Dunstable has been identified.

Mark Evans, from Redfield Close, was found dead at the scene on the evening of March 8th.

Police had been called to reports of concerns for his welfare.

A post mortem revealed he had died as a result of stab wounds.

Angela Ayre, 73, also of Redfield Close, has been charged with murder.

She appeared at Luton Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday) where she was remanded into custody ahead of a future court appearance.

Man charged following stabbing in Bedfordshire

Man charged in connection to Dunstable stabbing Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been charged following a stabbing in Dunstable in Bedfordshire.

Police were called to High Street South on Sunday (12 February), to reports of a man with stab wounds.

29-year-old Kevin Foskett has been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent.

Foskett has been remanded in custody.

Police concerned for welfare of missing woman

Nicola Dempsey Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing woman from Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

Nicola Dempsey, 42, was last seen this morning (Friday) at around 1.30am in Drovers Way.

She is described as white with short grey hair, medium build and around 5’2”.

She is wearing a black top with gold chains on the shoulders and blue ripped jeans. It is believed she also has a small beige Chihuahua with her.

Officers are asking for anyone with any information on her whereabouts to contact 101.

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Luton man, 35, arrested over two rapes in 2007

A 35-year-old man from Luton has been charged in connection with two rapes which took place in 2007.

Shipu Ahmed, 35, of Avondale Road, was arrested yesterday (Thursday October 19) by Bedfordshire Police and later charged with two counts of rape.

The charges relate to assaults against a 15-year-old girl and a 22-year-old woman on November 30 2007 and December 15 2007. They are alleged to have taken place in Dunstable and Luton.

Ahmed appeared at Luton Magistrates’ Court this morning (Friday) and has been remanded into custody. He will appear again on November 20.

CCTV released after armed robbery in Dunstable

Police have released CCTV images in connection with the robbery Credit: Bedfordshire police

Bedfordshire police has released CCTV images of two men they want to trace after an armed robbery in Dunstable last week.

The owner of the Costcutter convenience store in Union Street was threatened with a knife on 12th October at 9.45pm.

“This was a very distressing incident for the store owner. He was very brave and managed to spray the offenders with a marking spay and they fled the scene empty handed. We are keen to find the identity of the men in the photographs. If you recognise the individuals please get in touch.”

– Investigating Officer Jenita Tailor, Bedfordshire police

Tributes paid to man killed in Dunstable

Paul Pradier who died following an incident in Dunstable last Friday.

The family of Paul Pradier, who died following an incident in Dunstable on Friday evening, have paid tribute to him.

In a short statement they said

Paul was a lovable rogue. He was a loving son, brother and a great father. He will be missed greatly by his long term partner and all of his family. He was well known in the Downside area and his loss felt by all those who knew him. We would ask for time to grieve in private.

– Paul Pradier's family statement

Brendan Thomson, 26, was charged with murder following Paul Pradier's death.

Man appears in court following Dunstable death

A man has appeared in court following the death of a man in Dunstable

A man charged in connection with the death of a man in Dunstable has been remanded in custody.

Brendan Thomson, 26, was charged with murder yesterday (Tuesday) in relation to the death of Paul Pradier, who died following an incident in Southwood Road at around 4.20pm on Friday.

He appeared at Luton Magistrates' Court this morning (Wednesday) where he was remanded in custody ahead of his next court appearance.

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