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Leighton Buzzard fraudsters caught on camera

Do you recognise this man and woman?
Do you recognise this man and woman? Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Bedfordshire Police have released CCTV images of two people that they would like to speak with following a fraud that took place in a Leighton Buzzard shop.

The incident happened at around 2pm on Tuesday 3 June in Peacocks, High Street, Leighton Buzzard, when the offenders selected £260 worth of goods and made their way to the tills to pay.

The offenders paid in cash but as the sales assistant checked the notes, the offenders distracted him and were able to remove £120 from the pile of notes.

As the sale was completed, the offenders asked if the goods could be delivered and when the cashier said no, they asked for a refund on the majority of the items. The cashier completed the refund (£216) and the offenders left the store with £44 of paid for goods, the refund and the stolen £120.

If you recognise the individuals pictured contact the Crime Service Team, on the non-emergency 101 number quoting crime reference JD/21296/2014.

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

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Attempted murder arrest following Bedfordshire assault

A 38-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was found in his home with serious head injuries.

A 46-year-old was discovered at a flat above the Shaanti Indian Restaurant on Leighton Road at Heath and Reach near Leighton Buzzard on May 11.

He is now recovered and has been able to speak to police. Officers believe the assault took place between midnight and 6am.

The woman has been released on bail.

DS Facer said: “Although we have arrested a person in connection with this investigation this still doesn’t mean this inquiry has been completed. We still need to trace anyone who may have seen or heard any unusual activity during this key six-hour period.”

Do you recognise this jewellery?

Disney couture necklace stolen during burglary Credit: Bedfordshire Police
Disney couture necklace stolen during burglary Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police are asking members of the public to come forward if they recognise jewellery stolen during a burglary in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.

The items were taken along with two laptops during a break-in at a property in Crossway on 25 March.

DC Denise Comb is keen to speak with anyone who may have been offered jewellery matching the items.

Anyone with information relating to this crime can contact DC Comb, in confidence, at Luton Police Station, on 01582 394359, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Bedfordshire Police confirm body recovered from River Ouzel is missing man Neil Devlin

Neil Devlin had been missing since New Year's Eve.
Neil Devlin had been missing since New Year's Eve. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police have confirmed that the body of a man recovered from the River Ouzel is that of a missing Leighton Buzzard man.

Neil Devlin had been missing since New Year's Eve.

Devlin, who was in his 30s, was reported missing after failing to turn up for work at a local supermarket.

His body was recovered on Monday.

Girl, 12, bites attacker to escape assault

A 12 -year-old girl escaped assault in Linslade, Bedfordshire after she bit her attacker, Police said today.

The girl was approached by a man yesterday afternoon at the junction of Mentmore Road and Wing Road.

Police said the man tried to put his hand around the girl’s mouth and pull her away from the path but she bravely bit the man, ran away and raised the alarm.

The man is described as being white, around 35 to 45 years old, skinny, with a Somerset accent and wearing dark clothing, possibly a ‘Superdry’ coat with the hood up.

Members of the Local Policing Team have contacted schools in the area to warn them of this incident.

Appeal for help finding missing man

Neil Devlin
Neil Devlin has been missing since New Year's Eve Credit: Bedfordshire Police

A search is underway for a man from Leighton Buzzard who has been missing since New Year's Eve.

Bedfordshire Police say they are concerned for the safety of Neil Devlin, who has mild learning difficulties. They are asking anyone who might know where he is to contact them.

The 37-year-old was reported missing after he failed to turn up at work at a local supermarket. His friends have set up a Facebook page appealing for information.

Police search for missing man

Missing man Neil Devlin Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Bedfordshire Police are concerned for the safety of Neil Devlin, a 37-year-old from Town Bridge Mill in Leighton Buzzard who was last seen on New Year’s Eve.

He is described as suffering from mild learning difficulties and was reported missing by neighbours.

Mr Devlin who lives alone has also failed to attend work at Morrisons in the town.

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