Latest Bedfordshire Constabulary Rural Crime Alerts
Friday, 3 November 2023
Trainee pilot stops farm fire spreading using What3Words
A trainee pilot from Bedfordshire has been praised for stopping the spread of a field fire
Tuesday, 12 September 2023
Rescuers help in-calf cow stuck in river after suspected dog attack
Rescuers have helped an injured in-calf cow who had become stuck in a muddy river in Bedfordshire following a suspected dog attack.
Friday, 18 August 2023
Man travelled 60 miles from Coventry to dump waste in rural village
Michael Cawley has been hit with a fine after flytipping waste on Hall End Road in Wootton
Tuesday, 25 October 2022
Police helicopter helps rural crime teams catch hare coursers
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Kent police forces have reduced hare coursing incidents by removing the borders between their patches, which has made catching and prosecuting offenders easier.
Saturday, 27 August 2022
Young man attacked and mugged in broad daylight on rural footpath between Kempston and Wooton
At around 3pm a young man was attacked on a footpath between Wootton and Kempston. The victim was also robbed, with his phone, bankcard and bike stolen.
Tuesday, 28 June 2022
Delivery driver caught fly-tipping in rural area
On Sunday (June 26), the DPD Local driver could be seen throwing objects out of his van on Chiltern Green Road, near New Mill End, just North of Harpenden.
Tuesday, 28 June 2022
Six men plead guilty to illegal hare coursing
Dead hares were paraded through the streets of nearby Bedford.
Friday, 8 April 2022
Rise in rural crime making Bedfordshire communities 'suspicious' of countryside visitors
The increase in rural crime is making farmers and communities wary of any visitors to Bedfordshire's countryside.
Wednesday, 6 April 2022
‘Failure in policing’ means Bedfordshire farmers are turning to private security
Farmers using third party security companies to patrol their land is a "failure in policing" and "one step away from vigilantism," a Bedfordshire councillor has claimed.
Thursday, 10 March 2022
Social media helps Bedford police improve community support
Increasing officers’ social media presence has helped Bedfordshire Police community officers to better understand residents’ policing needs.
Monday, 7 March 2022
Six arrested after major operation targeting theft and burglary
Six people have been arrested in connection with a series of theft and drug offences after a major operation in the early hours this morning (Tuesday) near Bedford.
Tuesday, 1 March 2022
Targeted operation sees reduction in catalytic converter thefts
Officers in Bedfordshire are cracking down on catalytic converter thefts following a spate of incidents reported in the Flitwick and Harlington areas.
Thursday, 30 September 2021
Rural crime: Farmers 'feel like sitting ducks'
A farmer who saw a sharp rise in crime on her land has told how she has blocked 50 gateways, dug ditches around fields and hired a private security firm to protect her business.