Leighton Buzzard incidents caught on CCTV

The lack of police response to an armed robbery in Leighton Buzzard was used in the Commons debate
The lack of police response to an armed robbery in Leighton Buzzard was used in the Commons debate

The arrest of a man wanted for 46 burglaries in Leighton Buzzard is one of a number of incidents revealed to have occurred in the town in the latest CCTV report issued by Central Beds Council.

The man was spotted allegedly with a bag of drugs and CCTV operators alerted officers to his whereabouts.

It was one of four arrests as a result of the camera monitoring during the April 1 to June 30 period, and is contained in a Central Beds Council report presented to the town council’s partnership committee earlier this month.

The other arrests were for a man waving two bricks at a police officer in West Street one Friday night, a burglary in Waterborne Walk where a man was spotted riding away from Superdrug with a blue sack and boxes under his arm, and a fight in Lake Street.

Other incidents recorded, but for which there have been no arrests, include a group of youths entering an open hatch on the rooftop of Poundland, a group of youths stealing from Peacocks and Poundland, a man allegedly touching a female inappropriately at the Tidy Tip, a male who had been stabbed in the High Street, a group of youths starting a fire near to NatWest, a rape in Parson’s Close Rec, a Transit van chasing a silver Corsa in the High Street with the male driving the Transit van armed with a knife, and a man seen going into Coral with his face covered and then running out and riding his bike away towards Bassett Street.