Crime Shows Small Increase

Crime in Bedfordshire is up by two per cent according to the latest figures.

Published by the Office for National Statistics, they show that burglary is down by 16 per cent and robbery by 10 per cent.

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New PCC elected

Conservative Kathryn Holloway has been elected as the new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Bedfordshire.

She toppled Labour’s Olly Martins to take 47,397 votes compared to his 44,514 after the count was taken to the second round because neither candidate secured more than 50 per cent of first phase votes.

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Support on hand for officers

The Police Federation says the high stress level of the job is causing several officers to consider suicide.

A number of ‘vulnerable and at risk’ officers have been identified by the Welfare Support Programme, which was set up by the Police Firearms Officers’ Association and the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW).

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Date set for memorial service

This year’s National Police Memorial Day service is being held in London on Sunday 25 September.

And though the date may seem a while away, if you want to attend you need to register your interest now.

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