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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

Work to start on Dunstable's Northern Bypass

Work on the long awaited Northern Bypass for Dunstable gets underway later today.

It's hoped the A5-M1 link road will help relieve traffic conjestion in the town.

The dual carriageway will be built by the Highways Agency running east from the A5 to join the M1 at a new junction 11A.

It will cost more than 160 million pounds and is expected to take two years to build. It's due to open in spring 2017.


Young Bedfordshire woman speaks of anger after having her drink spiked in Dunstable

A young Bedfordshire woman has spoken out after she was deliberately drugged by a stranger last weekend.

Donna, who doesn't want us to reveal her surname, was in a bar in Dunstable with a friend when her drink was spiked.

Her's is one of 4 similar incidents that evening now being investigated by police.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey

Police urge people to keep an eye on their drinks after series of 'spiking' incidents in Dunstable

Bedfordshire Police are warning people to keep an eye on their drinks. Credit: PA

Bedfordshire Police are warning people to keep an eye on their drinks after several woman reported they'd been spiked in Dunstable.

Officers received four separate calls from women who'd fallen ill or passed out after visiting pubs and clubs in the town on Saturday night (31 January).

None of the women were hurt or attacked but police are reminding others never to accept drinks from strangers or to leave them unattended.

Detective Sergeant Andy Greenacre. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"If you do buy a drink, just make sure that you keep it with you and keep it in your sight.

If you do see anyone playing around with your drink, discard it straight away."

– Detective Sergeant Andy Greenacre

Rolling fireball caught on camera

Footage shot by ITV News Anglia viewer Dave Porter shows a van on fire on Luton Road in Dunstable. The van caught fire at around 3.50pm.

The van on fire on Luton Road in Dunstable Credit: Dave Porter

Eye witnesses watched as the van began to roll down the road, ending up in a driveway, where the fire spread to a second vehicle.

Police closed the road while firefighters tackled the blaze. Witnesses said the emergency services made the area safe with incredible speed.

Woman punched while walking her dog

Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an 18 year old woman was punched by a man as she walked her dog in Dunstable on Monday afternoon (Oct 27).

It happened at around 3.15pm as the victim was walking along the back of Tesco in Skimpot Road, Dunstable with her brother and pet dog. The dog managed to slip its lead and ran off towards another dog which was being walked by the offender.

The offender approached the victim and made several threats before pushing her and then punching her to the forehead before making off towards Dunstable Road.

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