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A man has been charged in connection with two sexual assaults in Bedfordshire.
Boubakar Diallo, 34, of Costin Street in Bedford, appeared before Luton magistrates earlier this week and was remanded in custody.
The charges relate to two assaults against women in Kempston on Tuesday May 24 and Sunday May 29.
A man who was attacked in Kempston in Bedfordshire at the beginning of December has died from his injuries.
He was assaulted in Whitbread Avenue between 7pm and 8pm on Sunday December 6.
Detective Sergeant Craig Laws said:
"This was a nasty attack in which the man suffered serious injuries. I'm appealing for people to wrack their minds back to the beginning of December to see if they can remember witnessing this assault, or if they saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the offence.
We don't know whether there were any weapons involved in the incident, and as part of our investigation we're keen to hear from anyone who may have come across items that could have been used as a weapon discarded in the vicinity of the attack."
Four men are currently on bail, after been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
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Police have released some more CCTV images after a betting shop robbery in Bedfordshire last Friday evening.
It happened at around 9.45pm, at Corals on Bedford Road in Kempston. Two shop workers were threatened with a knife before the offender made off with cash from the tills.
Officers are keen to speak to two men as they believe they may have information which could help the inquiry.
A 16-year-old girl has gone missing from Bedfordshire .
Hannah Minshull left her home in Bunyan Road, Kempston, at about 8pm on Tuesday and has not been seen since.
She is described as slim, about 5'2" with long, red hair, and with black rimmed glasses. She was last seen wearing dark blue jeans, a short sleeved white t-shirt, a cream knee-length jacket and black patent shoes.
A 40-year-old man was left with serious injuries after being stabbed in Bedfordshire on Tuesday.
The victim was walking along the river in Kempston, near Bedford, at about 7.40pm when he was approached by two men.
He was stabbed and suffered what police described as "serious but not life-threatening" injuries.
The victim made his way to St John's Street and the emergency services were called.
Both attackers were white and in their early 30s. One was 5ft 8in to 6ft tall with dark hair, the second was about 5ft 2in and was wearing a dark-coloured top.
"This is a nasty, unprovoked attack and the victim is lucky not to have been more seriously injured.
"The weapon used is believed to be a small, bladed knife and we ask anyone in the vicinity who may see the weapon discarded to call us."
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