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Man threatened with machete in armed robbery

The man suffered a serious injury to his arm, which required surgery. Credit: PA

A man was threatened with a machete by robbers at his house in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

A group of young men, who were all wearing balaclavas, forced their way into his home by breaking down his door.

Once inside, they threatened him with a machete and attacked him.

The man suffered a serious injury to his arm, which required surgery.

It happened between 10pm and 10.30pm on 28 October in New Woodfield Green.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

"This is clearly a serious offence Investigation Officer and was highly distressing for the victim."

"It is likely that this group gathered somewhere in the local area before heading to New Woodfield Green and we are asking anyone that may have seen them to get in touch."

– Lee Fassam, Investigation Officer, Bedfordshire Police

Road still closed after flash floods

In Bedfordshire, the A505 Church Street is closed in both directions due to water and poor road surfaces following yesterday's (7 June) flash floods in the county.

Footage below from Graham Custance shows flooding in Dunstable:

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Police issue image of man who grabbed teenage girl

The e-fit image of a man police would like to trace after a teenage girl was grabbed in Dunstable. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police in Bedfordshire have issued an e-fit image of a man who grabbed the arm of a teenage girl in Dunstable.

The teenager was approached at around 11.15am on Thursday 24 March as she was walking along Olma Road. The man then grabbed her arm before she managed to run off.

The man is described as white, in his late 30s or early 40s, slim, approximately six foot with a crooked nose. He was wearing a black baseball cap, khaki green jacket with a red stripe across the shoulder and was carrying a small rucksack.

“I’m urging anyone who may be able to identify the man in the e-fit or who has any information about the incident to contact us immediately.”

– Detective Constable Ben Stone, Bedfordshire Police

Anyone with information can call the police non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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