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Detectives appeal for witnesses following Dunstable assault

Detectives in Dunstable are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was assaulted and robbed in the town last weekend.

The incident happened between the hours of 8.50pm and 10pm on Sunday 9 June as the victim was walking along an alleyway which runs off Saxon Close.

He was subsequently attacked from behind by the offender and knocked unconscious.

The victim suffered serious bruising and swelling to his face, as well as loosing a tooth in the attack.

Detective Constable Jo Bosson, who is investigating the incident, is keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the attack.

Anyone with information should contact DC Bosson, in confidence, on 01582 394441, or get in touch with Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Police investigate Dunstable arson attack

Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an arson attack on a property in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The incident happened around 1am at a first floor flat in Viceroy Court, Dunstable.

An accelerant was forced through the front door of the flat and set on fire. The occupants of the property were not inside at the time but the blaze has caused a considerable amount of damage.

Detective Constable Cathie Layton is keen to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious.

“Thankfully no one has been harmed as a result of this attack but things could have been very different if the occupants had been at home at the time. We need to catch the person or persons who committed this offence as soon as possible and stop any further serious incidents from occurring."

– Detective Constable Cathie Layton

If you have information relating to this incident, call 01582 394319, 101 or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Crimewatch appeal following Dunstable sexual assault

The petrol station on Poynters Road, Dunstable

Bedfordshire Police will appeal for information on a serious sexual assault on tonight's Crimewatch programme.

It will feature a reconstruction of the victim leaving a petrol station in Poynters Road in Dunstable on the 21st of February.

A man got into her car and forced her to drive off, before attacking her at knifepoint.

Click here to view CCTV footage from the petrol station

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Work continues on Luton to Dunstable Guided Busway

The guided busway is now due to open later this year

The Luton to Dunstable Guided Busway moves a step nearer to completion today.

The last 4,500 concrete beams will be laid along the route. The final section runs parallel to Mill Street and is on the guideway's approach to Station Road.

The project was due to be completed by the Spring, but the contractor Bam Nuttall says it has struggled with harsh winter conditions. It is now expected to open later this year.

Testing out the Luton-Dunstable guided busway

Trial runs took place this morning on the partly completed Luton-Dunstable guided busway.

It is hoped the eight mile route will reduce journey times between Luton, Dunstable and Houghton Regis by up to 50 per cent.

The £90 million busway was due to open in April, but with construction delayed by bad weather it has now been pushed back to late summer.

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Testing out the Luton Dunstable Guided Busway, due to open some time in the summer. http://t.co/6ZVsHyrl5m

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