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Amazon creates 500 jobs in Dunstable

Amazon to create 500 jobs in Dunstable

Five hundred new jobs are to be created in Dunstable as online shopping giant Amazon creates a new warehouse there.

The company, which is based in Milton Keynes, is opening a huge new 'fulfilment centre' - roughly the size of four football pitches - off Boscombe Road.

It'll begin to process customer orders in the Autumn.

The new site in Dunstable will work with Amazon's existing fulfilment centres across the UK to ensure that millions of customers receive their items on time and in perfect condition.

Amazon already has eight fulfilment centres in UK, which are located in Doncaster, Dunfermline, Gourock, Hemel Hempstead, Marston Gate, Peterborough, Rugeley and Swansea Bay.

Together, more than 7,000 permanent employees work at the centres.

"Over the last two years, we have added well in excess of 2,000 new employees to our UK workforce and we are delighted to be able to create a further 500 permanent jobs at our new Dunstable centre. We look forward to our Dunstable centre playing an integral role in providing a first class shopping experience for customers across the UK, Europe and the world."

– John Tagawa, Director of UK Operations at Amazon.

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Woman sexually assaulted in Dunstable park

A woman was sexually assault in Grove Park in Dunstable. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A woman was sexually assaulted as she walked through a park in Dunstable.

Police said the attack happened close to the bandstand of Grove Park at about 2am on Sunday May 3.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

"We're urging the public to help us identify the man responsible. He is described as mixed race and wearing a dark hooded top, dark grey tracksuit bottoms, with a grey scarf around his neck and black gloves."

– Det Con Joanne Merry.

Teenager charged after man is stabbed in the back

A teenager has been charged with grievous bodily harm after a man was stabbed in the back in Dunstable.

Police were called at 1.11pm on Monday to reports that a man had been attacked in Victoria Street. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Later that day, a 15-year-old boy from Luton was arrested and charged.

He appeared at Luton Magistrates' Court on Tuesday morning.

Terrier and pups recovering after being left for dead

A Yorkshire Terrier, who was abandoned in an alleyway in Dunstable while she was giving birth to five puppies, is said to be in a very poorly condition.

Yorkshire Terrier who was abandoned Credit: RSPCA
The puppies which survived Credit: RSPCA

She was found in Mayfield Road at the weekend. One of her puppies has since died and the RSPCA says it's likely she was dumped because of a difficult labour which would mean costly vet bills.

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7 week old puppy stolen from owner's back garden

7 week old German Shepherd puppy stolen from Dunstable Credit: Bedfordshire police

A 7 week old puppy has been stolen from its owner's back garden in Bedfordshire.

The German Shepherd was taken from a garden in Southwood Road, Dunstable between 12pm and 1pm on Thursday 12th March.

“This is clearly very distressing for the owner of the dog, and no doubt the puppy itself as well, so I’d urge anyone that knows anything to get in touch and let us know.”

– PC Matt Goding, Bedfordshire police

Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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