A man has been jailed for 18 months for burglary after he was identified through DNA left at the crime scene.
Sean Fellowes, 44, broke a leaded window at a home on De Parys Avenue, Bedford in June after repeated attempts to get inside, causing damage costing over £2,000.
The window was forensically examined by Bedfordshire Police scenes of crime officers, and a fingerprint sample was recovered from a piece of broken glass found outside the house. This was then matched to Fellowes.
We are really pleased to get this result and that Fellowes has received a custodial sentence. He broke into the property when the family were at home and caused extensive damage.
Fellowes, of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Luton Crown Court on Friday (28 September) after pleading guilty. He was also made to pay a victim surcharge of £140.
A man has been charged with murder after a man died from stab wounds in in Bedford.
Jamal Jeng, 21, from Clapham near Bedford, was charged in connection with an incident at a flat in St Mary's Street on Friday 28 September.
The victim, a man in his 30s from Bedford, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bedfordshire police says they still looking to trace other suspects and are appealing for information.
An urgent treatment centre at Bedford Hospital is due to open today. It is the latest project to cut waiting times and ease the pressure on A&E.
The centre will be trialled for six months. Over the last year at Bedford's A&E, 13 per cent of patients were not dealt with in the four hour target time - a startling rise on the five per cent the year before.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died from stab wounds in Bedford.
Officers and ambulance crews were called to a flat in the town just after 2am this morning ( 28th September). The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
A group of men broke into a residential property and attacked the victim, a man in his 30s from the town.
Officers attended, alongside colleagues from the ambulance service, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 21-year-old man from Bedford was also found with knife injuries in nearby Cauldwell Street, and received treatment at hospital. He has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Officers will be conducting high visibility patrols in the area to provide reassurance over the weekend.
A number of road closures were in place in Bedford on Friday to allow for forensic recovery and searches, but all roads are now open again.
“While our investigations are at an early stage, we believe this was a targeted attack and we are keen to trace a group of men who were in the area at the time. We are determined to bring those responsible to justice and would urge anyone with information that could help our enquiries to come forward. If you were in the area at the time, or saw anything suspicious, or have any information that could help us understand the background to this incident, we would urge you to get in touch.”
The family of a 16-year-old boy killed in Bedford have paid tribute to their 'much loved son'.
Cemeren Yilmaz, who was known as Cem was attacked in Ashmead Road on Sunday night. (16th September).
Cem was attacked by a group of males and suffered stab wounds as well as other injuries.
He was taken to hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead the following day.
“Cem was a much loved son, grandson and brother. It is a very sad loss for us as a family and we are heartbroken at his death. He was a lovely and popular boy and had his whole life ahead of him. We would ask that our privacy is respected at this difficult time.”
Detectives are now appealing to Cem’s friends to help police with the investigation into his death.
Police have made two further arrests, a 40-year-old man from Bedford and a 15-year-old boy from Bedford, on suspicion of murder, taking the total number of arrests in the investigation to six.
Four people – two 19-year-old men and two 15-year-old boys, all from Bedford – had already been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.
“Our hearts go out to Cem’s family at this incredibly difficult time. We are absolutely determined to bring those responsible for this shocking attack to justice. While we are piecing together the information about what happened, we are really keen to hear from Cem’s friends about the background to this appalling incident. We would like to speak to anyone who can help us understand why Cem was targeted, or anyone who has any other information that could help us with our enquiries."
Detectives have made more arrests in connection with the killing of a 16-year-old boy in Bedford.
Four teenagers – two 19-year-olds and two 15-year-old boys, all from Bedford – have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The incident happened at around 10.20pm on Sunday in Ashmead Road.
The victim was attacked by a group of males and suffered stab wounds as well as other injuries.
He was taken to hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead yesterday morning.
Police in Bedford have launched a murder investigation after a 16-year-old boy suffered stab wounds and other injuries.
The incident happened at around 10.20pm on Sunday 16 September and the boy died in hospital from his injuries.
Police officers are now carrying out additional high visibility patrols in the area.
“It is always a tragedy when someone so young loses their life and our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends.
“We will do all we can to trace those responsible and bring them to justice. The public can play a big part in helping us do that.
“Anyone who was in the area and witnessed the incident, or has any other information, should contact us as soon as they can.”
A 19-year-old man from Bedford has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in custody.
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Police say they've identified a woman who died in a crash near Bedford on August 16.
The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries after a collision with a car on Bedford Road in Kempston between the junctions of Bunyan Road and Farrer Street.
Police say they'll release her name later.
Police officers responding to a separate incident were nearby and gave medical attention while other emergency services made their way to the scene. She was pronounced dead a short time later.
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