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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bedfordshire Police have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to following an attempted theft from the Tesco store in Vimy Road, Leighton Buzzard.
The incident took place between 1.3pm and 1.45pm on Friday July 12 when two men entered the store with a shopping trolley and began filling it with various items.
The duo then walked out of the store with the trolley but this triggered the store alarm and the pair were chased by security guards who managed to retrieve the goods which were valued at £850.
A former soldier, who was arrested after a five hour siege in Leighton Buzzard has today changed his plea to guilty of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
Marc McLees, 42, a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, sparked a major alert at his home in Bridge Street, Leighton Buzzard on the evening of February 5 this year.
He had denied a charge of communicating false information about a bomb hoax at the same time at an earlier hearing at Luton crown court.
Prosecutor Kevin West said that the new plea to the BB gun offence was acceptable and said he would ask for the bomb hoax charge to lie on the file.
The police had been called to Bridge Street after the former solider had locked himself in his home and began throwing things out of the window.
He made threats and police negotiators and an Armed Response team attended. After five hours he was arrested and the BB gun was recovered.
Defence barrister Will Noble said: "This case has an abundance of mitigation. Mr McLees had an exceptional military career. He has no previous convictions and his behaviour was out of character and somewhat bizarre. It is clear he needs help and assistance for post traumatic stress disorder."
He said Mr McLees was being helped by the Royal British Legion. The organisation is providing him with a flat, therapy to combat stress, education and training as well as financial support.
Since being remanded to Bedford jail, he had been an exemplary prisoner, said Mr Noble. Judge Barbara Mensah remanded him in custody for pre sentence reports to be prepared. It is hoped the case will be fully opened on 31 July.
Volunteers operating a narrow-gauge railway in Bedfordshire were amazed to find a Hollywood super star on one of their trains yesterday.
The actor John Travolta came for a ride with his young son Ben on the Leighton Buzzard Railway.
Following the 70-minute round trip, the star said how much they had enjoyed the experience and would try to come again in the future.