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‘Watch us make a difference to crime levels in Leighton’

A radical solution to helping with Leighton Buzzard’s policing problems was launched in the town at the weekend.

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Man charged with assaults on young girls

Man charged with assaults on young girls

A man has been charged with a number of offences following several incidents in Leighton Buzzard yesterday (Thursday, February 16) in which young girls were reported to have been assaulted.

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Police raid finds Class A drugs and thousands of pounds of cash

Police raid finds Class A drugs and thousands of pounds of cash

Two men have been charged with drugs offences after a raid by police officers on a property in Luton yesterday (Thursday, February 16).

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Volunteers take to the streets, but won’t ‘replace police’

Volunteers take to the streets, but won’t ‘replace police’

Street Watch, a volunteer-led initiative, is set to launch in Leighton Buzzard on Saturday (18 February), and residents are invited to meet volunteers from the group and officers from Bedfordshire Police.

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The scene outside Toddbury Farm, Little Billington

Traveller sentenced to 10 years for manslaughter

A man has today been sentenced to 10 years for the manslaughter of a fellow traveller by striking and running him over with his work van.

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The Leighton Buzzard Sentinel team are headed up by Sgt Louise Bates (front)

Police to turn out in Force in Leighton Buzzard

Bedfordshire Police are inviting residents of Leighton Buzzard to join them at an upcoming event in the town centre.

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The scene outside Toddbury Farm, Little Billington

Manslaughter verdict over traveller’s death

A traveller whose van hit a 6ft 4ins tall, 20 stone ‘Gentle Giant’ was this afternoon (Monday) found guilty of manslaughter.

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Luton terror gang jailed for more than 20 years

Luton terror gang jailed for more than 20 years

Five men convicted of organising and delivering terrorist speeches in Luton in 2015 have been jailed for over 20 years today, Friday, 10 February, at the Old Bailey.

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Legoland in Windsor. Picture: Wikicommons/Flikr

Huge cannabis factory uncovered at Legoland

A huge cannabis factory has been uncovered at Legoland - apparently planted by someone sneaking in from the Queen’s estate.

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Police encourage parents to talk to children about staying safe online

Bedfordshire Police is marking Safer Internet Day by urging parents to speak to their children about the consequences of speaking to people online.

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Selections' damaged door

POLICE: We’re not watching 17 hours of CCTV after vandalism

ALeighton Buzzard shopkeeper has hit out at police for ‘not reviewing enough CCTV footage’ after his High Street store was a victim of vandalism.

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John Neville Gomez has been jailed after a burglary in Ivinghoe

Man jailed after stealing PlayStation and other items in burglary

A man has been jailed for four years and four months after a burglary in Ivinghoe in which a PlayStation and other items were stolen.

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Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

The use of body cameras by front line police and other uniformed enforcement agencies is increasing at an unstoppable rate both in the US and UK.

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Facebook cloning: What’s true and what’s false about the viral warning?

Facebook cloning: What’s true and what’s false about the viral warning?

Facebook users may be seeing posts from their friends warning them about “Facebook cloning”. Some concerned account holders are urging others not to accept a second friend request from accounts purporting to belong to them.

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CCTV from Get Up Clothing

‘Forget Leighton’s Shopwatch, I’m using Whatsapp to fight crime’

A frustrated shop owner has criticised police and Leighton Buzzard’s Shopwatch campaign after her shop was targeted by thieves.

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‘Terrified’ elderly woman robbed at bus stop

An elderly woman waiting for a bus fell to the pavement as she was robbed of her handbag.

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Leightons homeless are ruining our trade

‘Leighton’s homeless are ruining our trade’

Lager louts loitering in the street, making noise, threatening abuse and snorting substances, are ruining Leighton’s image according to worried business owners.

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VIDEO: Luton man who repeatedly punched his dog banned from keeping animals

A Luton man has been banned from keeping all animals for five years after he admitted brutally beating his dog, following an RSPCA prosecution.

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The scene outside Toddbury Farm, Little Billington

TRIAL: Families’ feud led to death at traveller camp

A feud between neighbouring traveller families led to a bloody confrontation in which a man was struck down by a van, a court heard.

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Warning to parents over video app after perverts sickening post as school children chat online

Warning to parents over video app after pervert’s sickening post as school children chat online

A warning has been issued to parents nationwide by police today about children using the live.ly app after a serious sexual offence was committed in front of a group of English primary school children online.

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