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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:


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.


£2.4m road improvements to be made in Bedfordshire

Road improvements worth £2.4m will take place in Bedfordshire over the winter.

The construction company Interserve Construction Ltd has been appointed to carry out works on the A421, the M1 at junction 13 and the A5 through Milton Keynes and Dunstable.

The work is expected to begin in the winter and be completed in early 2016.

It will involve repairing road surfaces and road markings, resurfacing and replacing and installing new signs.

Highways England has said disruption to drivers will be kept to a minimum.

“This scheme will make journeys better for local people by improving safety for the thousands of drivers that use these roads each day.

“We will work with the contractors on how the works will affect people, but I'd like to assure drivers, where possible, disruption will be kept to a minimum and to bear with us while the works take place as there will be a small amount of pain for a large amount of gain."

– Aran Nugent, Service Delivery Team Leader at Highways England
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