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6 year jail term for Bedfordshire drug dealer

Mohammed Aleem
Mohammed Aleem Credit: Bedfordshire Police

A 25 year old man who fled abroad after evading arrest on drugs supply offences has been sentenced to 6 years in prison at Luton Crown Court.

Mohammed Aleem, formerly of Ford End RoadBedford, disappeared during an investigation into an organised crime gang.

He went to Pakistan, but recently contacted detectives saying he wanted to come back and face the consequences.

He pleaded guilty in April at Luton Crown Court to conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin.


Two men armed with butcher's knife rob shop in Luton

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men armed with a butcher's knife robbed a shop in Luton.

They entered the Sunny Convenience Store in Trinity Road at around 8.00 on Saturday June 14 and threatened staff before taking cash, cigarettes and alcohol.

They left in an unknown vehicle.

Police have released this picture of one of the men, anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on 101. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Man found in car park dies in hospital

A 50-year-old polish man who was found seriously injured in a Luton car park has died.

A member of the public alerted police after finding the man unconscious in George Street West on Saturday 14th June.

He was taken to Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge after suffering a bleed to the brain. He passed away yesterday. (Tuesday 16th)

A post-mortem will take place later this week.

"We know who this person is, a Polish national living in Luton, but we are still trying to trace his next of kin. We also need to trace anyone who may have seen him in the George Street West area on Saturday afternoon and may be able to help piece together exactly how he came by this injury He was wearing a black padded jacket, a black waist coat and red/white/blue training shoes."

– DS Steve Facer

CCTV of knifepoint raider released by police

CCTV Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Bedfordshire Police are hunting for armed robbers who carried out a knife-point robbery on the Sunny Convenience Store in Trinity Road, Luton on Sunday night.

Two men threatened staff with a butcher's knife before escappng with cash, cigarettes and alcohol.

Woman knocked to ground in distraction burglary

Map of the area Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 96-year-old woman in Luton was knocked to the floor after a burglar conned his way into her home.

The incident took place in Icknfield Way in Luton at around 3pm on Monday.

It's the latest in a series of 18 distraction burglaries which have taken place in Bedfordshire since April.

The man is described as white, in his 20s with short fair hair and a fringe. He spoke with a Luton accent and wore a light coloured anorak.


Teenager injured in sword attack

A 16-year-old boy is recovering after he was attacked by a youth with a sword in Luton.

The teenager was walking with his father past Hickman Court in Wauluds Bank Drive at 10pm on Friday when they were approached by a gang of youths. One of the group struck his leg with the sword.

The victim needed surgery and remains in hospital. The suspects then made off in the direction of Waleys Close. The offenders are described as a mixture of black and mixed race males wearing dark clothing. They all had their faces covered.

This was an appalling cowardly and unprovoked attack on a defenceless 16-year-old who had gone out with his dad to the shops. The people who did this are violent and aggressive and need to be identified for the protection of the local community. If you saw what happened or you know who did it, please come forward and speak to the police. Any information you provide is in strict confidence.”

– Gary Hales, Bedfordshire Police

Man found seriously injured in Luton car park

A 50-year-old man was found seriously injured in a car park in Luton on Saturday.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after the man was found unconscious in the car park in George Street West.

He was taken to the Luton and Dunstable hospital before being transferred to Addenbrookes, where he remains in a serious condition.

"The man has suffered a bleed on the brain and is still in a serious condition. He was wearing a black padded jacket, a black waistcoat and red/white/blue training shoes. We need to trace anyone who may have seen the man in the George Street West area on Saturday afternoon and may be able to help piece together exactly how he came by this injury."

– Detective Sergeant Steve Facer

Anyone with information relating to this incident can contact Bedfordshire Police on 101. Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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