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Date

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15/11/2017

Man jailed for falsely imprisoning his ex girlfriend - Luton

A restaurant owner was jailed for 18 months today, Wednesday, 15 November 2017, after a court heard how he tried to tie up his ex girlfriend and bundle her into a cellar at the eatery in Hastings Street, Luton.

14/11/2017

Son jailed for assaulting mother with intent to rob her - Bedford

A young man from Bedford, who held a kitchen knife to the neck of his mother as he demanded money from her, has today, Tuesday, 14 November 2017, been jailed for four and a half years.

10/11/2017

Prolific burglar jailed - Bedford

A prolific Bedford burglar was jailed for 3 years 9 months today, Friday, 10 November 2017, for breaking into an elderly woman's home while she was away on holiday.

10/11/2017

Pensioner jailed for sexually abusing four girls over four decades - Dunstable

A Dunstable pensioner, who sexually abused four girls over four decades, was today, Friday, 10 November 2017, jailed for 23 years.

09/11/2017

Two men charged with manslaughter - Windsor

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge two men with the manslaughter of a man in Windsor.

08/11/2017

Brother and sister jailed for fraud - Luton

A brother and sister from Luton were today, Wednesday, 8 November 2017, jailed for scamming Electrolux customers.

08/11/2017

Man charged with murder - Calcot, Reading

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a man with the murder of a woman in Calcot, Reading.

07/11/2017

Father and son jailed for drug dealing - Leighton Buzzard

A father and son were jailed for a total of 15 years today, Tuesday, 7 November 2017, for running a wholesale operation selling the drug Ketamine.

03/11/2017

Man jailed for stabbing - Stevenage

A man was jailed for seven years today, Friday, 3 November 2017, for a late-night stabbing at a Stevenage flat after a drinking session.

03/11/2017

Man jailed for rape - Datchet

A man appeared at Reading Crown Court today, Friday, 3 November 2017, and was given an extended sentence of 15 years for raping and sexually assaulting a woman in Datchet in April.

02/11/2017

Man jailed for drug dealing - Harpenden

An Indian student, who stayed on in the UK after his visa ran out, was jailed for 30 months today, Thursday, 2 November 2017, for drug dealing.

01/11/2017

Man jailed for sexually abusing young girl and possessing indecent images - Luton

A man has today, Wednesday, 1 November 2017, been jailed for sexually abusing a young girl and possessing indecent images on his computer.

27/10/2017

Man jailed for attempting to meet teenage boy - Stevenage

A council fraud investigator was jailed for 15 months today, Friday, 27 October 2017, after he was was caught trying to meet a 14-year-old boy in a police sting.

26/10/2017

Woman jailed for murdering her sister - Luton

A woman appeared at the Old Bailey today, Thursday, 26 October 2017, and was jailed for life, and is to serve a minimum of 22 years, for murdering her sister in Luton last May.

26/10/2017

Man jailed for indecent assault - Bedford

Bedford man Alan Garcia-Morgan was jailed for seven years today, Thursday, 26 October 2017, for indecently assaulting a 7-year-old girl.

23/10/2017

Man jailed for grooming teenage girl - St Albans

A 14-year-old girl from St Albans was groomed online by a teenager who travelled from Greater Manchester to meet her.

20/10/2017

Man jailed for robbery, burglary and fraud - Sandy

A man, who climbed through the bedroom window of an 85-year-old dementia sufferer in Sandy and stole his ring before making off, has today, Friday, 20 October 2017, been jailed for five years.

20/10/2017

Convicted fraudster jailed again for fraud - Chalfont St Peter

A convicted fraudster lied about his past to obtain a new job and went on to steal £205,000 from his new employers.

16/10/2017

Man given extended sentence for revenge rape - Watford

A man, who raped a woman out of revenge, in a B&B that she had paid for him to stay in, was given an extended sentence of 15 years today, Monday, 16 October 2017.

13/10/2017

Drug addict jailed for theft - Luton

A drug addict, who abused the trust of a disabled Luton woman, was jailed for 12 months today, Friday, 13 October 2017.

13/10/2017

Man jailed for child sex offences - Houghton Regis

A man, who wanted a kiss and a hug from a 13-year-old girl, was jailed for 12 months today, Friday, 13 October 2017.

09/10/2017

Father and stepson drug dealers jailed - Hertford

A father and his stepson, who drove out from Tottenham in London to sell drugs in the "middle class" Hertfordshire market town of Hertford, have today, Monday, 9 October 2017, been jailed for 18 months each.

09/10/2017

Man jailed for sexual assault - Welwyn Garden City

A man, who met a woman in the town through the online dating site 'Plenty of Fish', sexually assaulted her at her home.

09/10/2017

Polish drug dealer jailed - Borehamwood

On two occasions, Polish man Adam Jedrzejczyk was stopped by police and found to have Class A drugs on him in Borehamwood.

06/10/2017

Man given extended sentence for attempted murder - St Albans

A man appeared at St Albans Crown Court today, Friday, 6 October 2017, and was given an extended sentence of 22 years for the attempted murder of a man in St Albans last September.

05/10/2017

Teenager jailed for machete attack - Berkhamsted

A teenager was sentenced to 18 months in custody today, Thursday, 5 October 2017, for an unprovoked attack with a machete.

05/10/2017

Man charged with double murder - Banbury

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a man with the murder of two men in Banbury.

04/10/2017

Man convicted and jailed for manslaughter - Nash, Buckinghamshire

A man has today, Wednesday, 4 October 2017, been convicted at Luton Crown Court and jailed for eight years for the manslaughter of Adam Fanelli in 2015 in Nash, Buckinghamshire.

02/10/2017

Man jailed for arson - Stevenage

A man, who started a fire at a house next door to his family's home in Stevenage, has been jailed for three years today, Monday, 2 October 2017.

29/09/2017

Man jailed for robberies - Ware

A robber, who jumped in the river to get away from the police, was jailed for 4 years 3 months today, Friday, 29 September 2017.

29/09/2017

Man jailed for failing to engage with authorities - Luton

A Luton man, who failed to engage with the authorities trying to help him turn his back on crime, has been sent to prison.

26/09/2017

Man jailed for indecent images - Welwyn Garden City

A convicted paedophile, who exchanged child sex abuse images and depraved conversations in an Internet group was today, Tuesday, 26 September 2017, given an extended sentence of six years.

21/09/2017

Man jailed for burglary and crashing into porch - Cheshunt

A man was today, Thursday, 21 September 2017, jailed for 2 years and 12 weeks for breaking into a house in Cheshunt and then crashing a car into the porch of another home as he tried to get away from the police.

21/09/2017

Young street dealer jailed - Bedford

A young street dealer in a Class A drugs has today, Thursday, 21 September 2017, been sent to a young offenders institute after he was caught with heroin worth £2700 on him.

15/09/2017

Man jailed for robbing man of his life savings - Luton

Luton man Wesley Grinham was jailed for 7 years today, Friday, 15 September 2017, for robbing a man of his £70,000 life savings.

15/09/2017

Man and teenage boy sentenced to life for murder - Milton Keynes

A man and a teenage boy have today, Friday, 15 September 2017, been sentenced at Luton Crown Court for murdering Suren Sivananthan in Milton Keynes in January.

11/09/2017

102-year-old man sentenced for child sexual offences - Buckinghamshire

A 102-year-old man appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court today, Monday, 11 September 2017, and was given a two year prison sentence suspended for two years for sex offences dating back to the 1970s.

08/09/2017

Luton man jailed for sexually abusing young girl - Luton

A Luton man was jailed for 20 years today, Friday, 8 September 2017, for sexually abusing a girl in Luton.

07/09/2017

Man jailed for driving car at man - Watford

A man with a grudge against his victim was jailed for six years today, Thursday, 7 September 2017, for driving his car at him in Watford town centre.

30/08/2017

Man jailed for sexually abusing four young girls - Hoddesdon

A former DRAGONS' Den contestant was jailed for 57 months today, Wednesday, 30 August 2017, for sex attacks on four young girls.

29/08/2017

Man jailed for attempted murder and rape - Waltham Cross

A man appeared at St Albans Crown Court today, Tuesday, 29 August 2017, and was given an extended sentence of 26 years for raping a teenage girl and strangling her until she passed out in Waltham Cross last November.

24/08/2017

Man and teenage boy found guilty of murder - Milton Keynes

A man and a teenage boy have today, Thursday, 24 August 2017, been convicted at Luton Crown Court of murdering Suren Sivananthan in Milton Keynes in January.

23/08/2017

Three men jailed for attacking cannabis courier - St Albans

A St Albans man, who was expecting to meet a woman for an illicit liaison, was confronted by two Luton drug dealing brothers who wanted to punish him for throwing away their cocaine.

18/08/2017

Deputy Head Teacher jailed for grooming boy - Bishop's Stortford

A deputy head teacher, who tried to meet a 15-year-old boy he had sexually groomed over the Internet, was jailed for a year today, Friday, 18 August 2017.

18/08/2017

Homeless man given extended sentence for robberies - Bishop's Stortford and Clacton

Homeless Darren Starkey, who who sprayed ammonia into the eyes of a woman cashier in a Bishop's Stortford betting office, has today, Friday, 18 August 2017, been given a nine year extended sentence.

18/08/2017

Man jailed for sexual assault - Broxbourne

A Broxbourne man, who followed a young woman as she got off a train and then sexually assaulted her as she made her way home along a riverside tow path, has today, Friday, 18 August 2017, been jailed for 21 months.

17/08/2017

Five men jailed for firearms conspiracy - Luton

Five Luton men appeared at St Albans Crown Court today, Thursday, 17 August 2017, and were jailed for a combined total of more than 85 years for their roles in a conspiracy to import and distribute firearms in the UK.

16/08/2017

Man charged with multiple non-recent child sexual offences - South of England and Wales

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a man with multiple non-recent sexual offences against children.

15/08/2017

Burglar jailed - Leighton Buzzard

A burglar, who ransacked a home in Leighton Buzzard while the owners were on holiday, was jailed for 27 months today, Tuesday, 15 August 2017.

11/08/2017

Cannabis dealer jailed - Bedford

Police who forced their way into the house of a suspected Bedford drug dealer found a haul of cannabis with a street value of £16,000.

10/08/2017

Prison Officer jailed for misconduct - Aylesbury

A Prison Officer appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court today, Thursday, 10 August 2017, and was jailed for eight months after she had an inappropriate relationship with a serving prisoner at Aylesbury Young Offenders Institute.

09/08/2017

Railway station robber jailed - Hertford

A knife-point robber, who held up four men in an alleyway near Hertford railway station, received an extended sentence of 100 months today, Wednesday, 9 August 2017.

07/08/2017

Man jailed for sexually abusing young girl - Watford

A Watford man, who sexually abused a young girl received a 16-year extended sentence today, Monday, 7 August 2017.

04/08/2017

Young musician jailed after drunken rampage - Bedford

A young musician, who became angry after being punched inside a chicken take away shop, brandished a large kitchen knife from his van and rammed a taxi.

04/08/2017

Man jailed for non-recent child sex offence - Houghton Regis

The past caught up with Stephen Bates today, Friday, 4 August 2017, when he was jailed for three years for a sex offence on a young boy, which took place more than 20 years ago in Houghton Regis.

03/08/2017

Polish burglar jailed - Luton

A Polish criminal, who burgled homes in Luton, was today, Thursday, 3 August 2017, jailed for 4 years and 3 months.

27/07/2017

CPS Thames and Chiltern response to Inspectorate report

CPS Thames and Chiltern has an engaged and committed team, who work tirelessly to provide a high quality prosecution service to our local communities, even with difficulties in the recruitment and retention of staff, according to a report published today by Her Majesty's Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI).

21/07/2017

Teaching assistant and Magistrate jailed for child sexual offences - Reading

A man appeared at St Albans Crown Court today, Friday, 21 July 2017, and was jailed for seven and a half years for sexual offences against a child.

21/07/2017

Man jailed for assaulting ex - Biggleswade

A man was jailed for 15 months today, Friday, 21 July 2017, after he broke into the Biggleswade home of a young woman he knew and beat her up.

21/07/2017

Man jailed for attacking partner - Stevenage

A man, who became paranoid after taking cocaine, was jailed for 12 months today, Friday, 21 July 2017, for attacking his partner and trying to get her to withdraw a statement to the police.

18/07/2017

Dating website man jailed for assaulting date - Kempston

A Bedford woman has panic attacks every time she hears a Scouse accent after being punched by a man she met through an online dating website.

17/07/2017

Man jailed for supplying drugs to girl who died - Bedford

A 17-year-old Bedford girl died after taking the drug MDMA at her home in the town centre, a court heard today, Monday, 17 July 2017.

17/07/2017

Man jailed for robbery - Sandy

A man, who robbed an 85-year-old woman as she was walking in Sandy, has today, Monday, 17 July 2017, been jailed for two years and eight months.

17/07/2017

Burglar jailed - Houghton Regis

A man, who broke into a flat in Houghton Regis, cut himself, and left traces of his blood behind was today, Monday, 17 July 2017, jailed for 16 months.

17/07/2017

Man jailed for causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving - Oxford

A man appeared at Oxford Crown Court today, Monday, 17 July 2017, and was jailed for six years for causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving in Oxford last August.

14/07/2017

Convicted sex offender jailed for raping three teenage girls - Harpenden

A convicted sex offender was today, Friday, 14 July 2017, branded a "serial sex offender" when he was jailed for raping three teenage girls.

12/07/2017

Two drug dealers jailed for killing addict - Hemel Hempstead

Two drug dealers, who killed an addict after he ran off with just £10 worth of drugs, received long jail sentences today, Wednesday, 12 July 2017.

11/07/2017

Burglar jailed - Luton

A man, who broke into the Luton home of a 79-year-old woman while she was there and stole her purse and bank cards, was jailed for four years today, Tuesday, 11 July 2017, when he appeared at Luton Crown Court.

10/07/2017

Murderer will not benefit from his crime - Royston

The man, who murdered millionaire children's author Helen Bailey for her multi-million pound fortune, benefited by just a few thousand pounds, a Judge was told today, Monday, 10 July 2017.

04/07/2017

Teenager jailed for manslaughter - Oxford

A teenager appeared at Oxford Crown Court today, Tuesday, 4 July 2017, and was jailed for four years for killing a man in Oxford last November.

30/06/2017

Former wrestling boss jailed for grooming girl

A former wrestling boss, who staged popular events, has today, Friday, 30 June 2017, been jailed for 18 months after grooming a 12-year-old fan.

30/06/2017

Internet groomer jailed - Luton

Internet groomer Mohammed Iqbal, who drove 70 miles from his home in Luton expecting to meet a 14-year-old girl, has today, Friday, 30 June 2017, been jailed for three and a half years.

27/06/2017

Man jailed for killing his partner - Crowthorne

A man appeared at Reading Crown Court today, Tuesday, 27 June 2017, and was given an extended sentence of 17 years for killing his partner in Crowthorne last October.

26/06/2017

Two men jailed for causing death of man - Luton

Two men appeared at Luton Crown Court today, Monday 26 June 2017, and were jailed for causing the death of Henry Huggins in Luton in June 2015.

23/06/2017

Man jailed for murder - Oxford

A man appeared at Oxford Crown Court today, Friday, 23 June 2017, and was jailed for life and is to serve a minimum of 20 years and 10 months imprisonment for the murder of Domingos Romalho in Oxford in February.

16/06/2017

Man jailed for causing death by dangerous driving - Castle Acre

A man appeared at Peterborough Crown Court today, Friday, 16 June 2017, and was jailed for causing the death of a woman, by dangerous driving, in Castle Acre, Norfolk in December 2013.

06/06/2017

Five people charged with murder - Blackbird Leys, Oxford

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge five people with the murder of a man in Blackbird Leys, Oxford.

05/06/2017

Robber jailed for stealing from blind man - Luton

A robber, who stole £200 from a blind man in Luton, was jailed for 4 and a half years today, Monday, 5 June 2017.

05/06/2017

Man found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving - Castle Acre, Norfolk

A man appeared at Cambridge Crown Court today, Monday, 5 June 2017, and was convicted of causing the death of a woman, by dangerous driving, in Castle Acre, Norfolk in December 2013.

02/06/2017

Six men jailed after man kidnapped and tortured - Luton

Six men involved in the terrifying kidnap ordeal of a 20-year-old man, who was held captive and tortured in Luton, have been jailed for a combined total of almost 64 years.

26/05/2017

Ambulance dispatcher jailed for child sexual offences - Bedford

An ambulance service worker was jailed for 11 years today, Friday, 26 May 2017, after a court heard how he groomed an eleven-year-old girl to perform sex acts for him.

26/05/2017

Drug courier jailed - Northolt

Police stopped a Range Rover on the A40 at Northolt and found nearly 4 kilos of cocaine.

25/05/2017

Man jailed for sexually exploiting teenage girl - Welwyn Garden City

A man, who was first convicted in 1973, was jailed for 6 and a half years today, Thursday, 25 May 2017, for sexually exploiting a vulnerable 15-year-old girl.

25/05/2017

Man jailed for raping homeless woman as she slept - Bedford

A Bedford man, who filmed himself raping a woman as she slept, was jailed for seven and a half years today, Thursday, 25 May 2017.

23/05/2017

Cocaine courier jailed - Biggleswade

A Biggleswade man was jailed for 5 years 9 months today, Tuesday, 23 May 2017, after being caught with two kilos of cocaine in a van.

19/05/2017

Two men jailed for murder - Stevenage

Two men appeared at Luton Crown Court today, Friday, 19 May 2017, and were jailed for life and to serve minimum terms of 19 and 16 years imprisonment for the murder of a man in Stevenage last November.

18/05/2017

Carer jailed for burglary and fraud - Bedford

A Bedford carer who burgled a home in the town in the middle of the night went straight to Tesco's to make contactless purchases with the victim's bank cards.

18/05/2017

Man jailed for manslaughter - Watford

A man appeared at the Central Criminal Court today, Thursday, 18 May 2017, and was jailed for nine years for the manslaughter of a man in Watford last September.

16/05/2017

Two drug addicts jailed over crime spree - Berkhamsted and Watford

Two drug addicts were jailed today, , 16 May 2017, for a crime spree in Berkhamsted and Watford last December.

16/05/2017

Man caught with drugs in taxi jailed - Luton

An Albanian man, with an engineering degree, caught with four kilos of 92 per cent pure cocaine in a Luton taxi was today, Tuesday, 16 May 2017, jailed for four and a half years.

12/05/2017

Two men jailed for using drones to drop drugs into prisons - Bovingdon and London

A deported Lithuanian criminal smuggled himself back into the UK and flew drugs into prisons.

11/05/2017

Man jailed for child sexual offences - Sandy

A man was jailed for 2 years today, Thursday, 11 May 2017, for trying to meet an underage girl for sexual activity.

11/05/2017

Man jailed for sexually assaulting elderly women - Oxfordshire

A man appeared at Oxford Crown Court today, Thursday, 11 May 2017, and was given an extended sentence of ten years for sexual assaults against elderly women in Oxfordshire and other areas of the country last year.

11/05/2017

Man jailed for rape - Botley, Oxford

A man appeared at Oxford Crown Court today, Thursday, 11 May 2017, and was jailed for life, and is to serve a minimum of seven and a half years' imprisonment, for raping a woman in Botley in January.

09/05/2017

Man jailed for attempting to rape a girl in 1986 - Oxford

A man appeared at Oxford Crown Court today, Tuesday, 9 May 2017, and was jailed for 12 years for attempting to rape a teenage girl in Oxford in January 1986.

05/05/2017

Two men jailed for stolen car and shotgun - Farley Hill

Two Luton men were jailed for a total of more than 10 years today, Friday, 5 May 2017, after driving around Farley Hill in a stolen car with a sawn off shotgun inside.

05/05/2017

Man jailed for attempting to groom teenage girl - Stevenage

A man, who travelled by bus from Luton to Stevenage expecting to meet a 14-year-old girl, was jailed for 16 months today, Friday, 5 May 2017.

05/05/2017

Brother and sister jailed for arson - Luton

A brother and sister were jailed today, Friday, 5 May 2017, for starting a fire that caused a father to clamber onto the top of a block of flats in Luton where his 6-day-old baby was passed to him.

02/05/2017

Former teacher and football coach jailed for child sexual offences - Harpenden and Dunstable

A former PE teacher and youth football coach appeared at Cambridge Crown Court today, Tuesday, 2 May 2017, and was given an extended sentence of 24 years for child sexual offences against a young boy.

28/04/2017

Two men jailed for drug dealing - Ware

A promising young footballer caught dealing drugs in Ware has today, Friday, 28 April 2017, been jailed for three and a half years.

28/04/2017

Man jailed for indecently assaulting young girl - Hemel Hempstead

A Hemel Hempstead man who, sexually abused a young girl, has today, Friday, 28 April 2017, been jailed for 7 years.

28/04/2017

Professional golfer jailed for child sexual offences - Leighton Buzzard

A professional golfer appeared at Luton Crown Court today, Friday, 28 April 2017, and was given an extended sentence of 19 and a half years for sexually assaulting three young girls in Leighton Buzzard.

27/04/2017

Man jailed for attempted murder - Milton Keynes

A man appeared at Luton Crown Court today, Thursday, 27 April 2017, and was given an extended sentence of 25 years for the attempted murder of his estranged wife's Aunt in Milton Keynes last August.

26/04/2017

Man jailed for burgling new tenants - Luton

Burglar Nino Brown was jailed for 18 months today, Wednesday, 26 April 2017, for stealing from a family who had just moved into a rented house in Luton.

25/04/2017

Man jailed for handling stolen motorbikes - Luton

A Luton man, who handled four stolen motorbikes, was jailed for two years today, Tuesday, 25 April 2017.

21/04/2017

Teacher jailed for child sexual offences - Hermitage

A man appeared at Reading Crown Court today, Friday, 21 April 2017, and was given an extended sentence, of 15 years' imprisonment with an extended licence period of 1 year, for child sexual offences in Hermitage between March 2005 and April 2007.

21/04/2017

Woman jailed for seriously injuring elderly couple in a drunken crash - Redbourn

An alcoholic, who was nearly four times over the drink drive limit when she crashed and seriously injured an elderly couple in another car, was jailed for 2 and a half years today, Friday, 21 April 2017, and banned from driving for life.

21/04/2017

Banned driver jailed for dangerous driving - Leighton Buzzard

A banned driver, who fled from police, could have killed someone by his dangerous driving, a Judge said today, Friday, 21 April 2017.

21/04/2017

Man jailed for storing drugs, a gun and ammo - Luton

A man, who was found to be storing cocaine, a gun and ammunition in Luton for drug dealers, has today, Friday, 21 April 2017, been jailed for seven years.

19/04/2017

Man given extended sentence for indecent images - Cranfield

Cranfield man Adam Carnell was given an extended 10 year prison sentence today, Wednesday, 19 April 2017, after a court heard how he took sadomasochistic photos of a 15-year-old boy in a wood.

18/04/2017

Pair jailed for transphobic hate crime - Aylesbury

A teenage boy and a man appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court today, Tuesday, 18 April 2017, and were sentenced for their part in a hate crime during which a transgender man was attacked in Aylesbury last July.

10/04/2017

Man jailed for manslaughter - Bedford

Two friends, who regularly travelled to London to watch West Ham play, fell out after a game last December with tragic consequence.

10/04/2017

Man jailed for murder - High Wycombe

A man appeared at Reading Crown Court today, Monday, 10 April 2017, and was jailed for life, and is to serve a minimum of 24 years, for the murder of a woman in High Wycombe last September.

07/04/2017

Man jailed for attacking partner - Bedford

A Bedford man, who made life a misery for a young woman living in the town, was jailed for 32 months today, Friday, 7 April 2017.

31/03/2017

Teenager jailed for attacking girl despite order - Luton

A Luton teenager, who attacked a girl in the street forcing her to the ground and punching her, was jailed for 20 months today, Friday, 31 March 2017.

28/03/2017

Prisoner jailed for headbutting prison officer - Bovingdon

An inmate at The Mount Prison, who headbutted a prison guard breaking his nose, was jailed for three years today, Tuesday, 28 March 2017.

27/03/2017

Two men found guilty and jailed for teenager's murder - Milton Keynes

Two men appeared at Luton Crown Court today, Monday, 27 March 2017, and were convicted of the murder of a teenager in Milton Keynes last September, and sentenced to life and to serve a minimum of 30 years’ imprisonment each.

23/03/2017

Police Officer jailed for indecent images - Milton Keynes

A policeman was jailed for 12 months today, Thursday, 23 March 2017, after hundreds of child sex abuse images and extreme pornography were found on his computers and mobile phone.

22/03/2017

Teacher and Guide Leader jailed for sexual offences - Potters Bar

A primary school teacher, who posed online as a 13-year-old boy to entice young girls to send him naked pictures of themselves, has today, Wednesday, 22 March 2017, been jailed for six years.

21/03/2017

Teenager jailed for stabbing delivery driver - Luton

A Luton teenager, who stabbed and robbed a Just Eat delivery man, was jailed for two and a half years today, Tuesday, 21 March 2017.

20/03/2017

Teenager jailed for stabbing two Police Officers - Cheshunt

A teenager, who stabbed two policemen when they tried to question him in a Cheshunt High Street, was given an extended sentence today, Monday, 20 March 2017.

17/03/2017

Cannabis dealer jailed - Luton

Luton cannabis dealer Waseed Aslam was jailed for 2 and a half years today, Friday, 17 March 2017, after being found with nearly 7 kilos of the drug.

17/03/2017

Man jailed for grooming - Meldreth

An undercover police officer posed on line as a 14-year-old boy from Bedford to catch a paedophile.

17/03/2017

Prolific shoplifter jailed - Hemel Hempstead

A Hemel Hempstead store is to get a much needed break from the activities of prolific shoplifter Martin Horsefall.

16/03/2017

Police Officer jailed for virtual reality stalking - Harpenden

A British Transport Police Officer was jailed for 18 months today, Thursday, 16 March 2017, for a virtual reality stalking campaign against his partner in an attempt to make her feel jealous.

15/03/2017

Man jailed after stolen vehicles found at farm - Berkhamsted

A 'tracker' fixed to a mini excavator led to the discovery of nearly £100,000 worth of stolen vehicles at an isolated farm unit in Berkhamsted.

13/03/2017

Burglar jailed - Harpenden

A burglar was jailed for a total of 52 months today, Monday, 13 March 2017, for his part in a night-time break-in at a house in Harpenden.

10/03/2017

Armed robber jailed - Kempston and Wootton

A robber, who threatened staff with a firearm that looked like an AK47, has today, Friday, 10 March 2017, been convicted and jailed for seven years.

10/03/2017

Wigan man jailed for sexual abuse - Bedford

A Wigan man has today, Friday, 10 March 2017, been jailed for 10 years for sexual abuse.

10/03/2017

Man jailed for stealing Slush Puppy machines - Waltham Abbey

A man, who stole 16 slush puppy machines from a warehouse unit was arrested a short while later in Waltham Cross.

09/03/2017

Man jailed for knifepoint robbery - Berkhamsted

Ryan King was jailed for 21 months today, Thursday, 9 March 2017, for the knifepoint robbery of a man, who had just got off a train at Berkhamsted.

09/03/2017

Man jailed for credit card scam - St Albans

Ienam Ali was jailed for 18 months today, Thursday, 9 March 2017, for his part in a credit card scam.

07/03/2017

Three family members jailed for shotguns and drugs - Luton

Armed police rushed to a Luton pub car park on a Sunday evening in January after receiving reports that three men in a car had guns.

03/03/2017

Man jailed for causing death by dangerous driving - A34 East Ilsley

A man appeared at Reading Crown Court today, Friday, 03 March 2017, and was jailed for three years and eight months for causing the death of a man by dangerous driving on the A34 last June.

27/02/2017

Cannabis factory gardener jailed - Bedford

An illegal immigrant, who came to the UK for a better life, was jailed for 2 years today, Monday, 27 February 2017, for acting as the gardener at a Bedford cannabis factory.

24/02/2017

Serial burglar jailed again - Luton

A serial burglar has today, Friday, 24 February 2017, been jailed for a further six years.

23/02/2017

Drug addict jailed for robbery - Hemel Hempstead

A drug addict was jailed for four and a half years today, Thursday, 23 February 2017, for robbing the Hemel Hempstead pharmacy where he had been a customer for the past two years.

23/02/2017

Man found guilty and jailed for author's murder - Royston

The fiancé of author Helen Bailey appeared at St Albans Crown Court today, Thursday, 23 February 2017, and was jailed for life, and is to serve a minimum of 34 years' imprisonment, for her murder.

17/02/2017

Lorry driver jailed - Bedford

A lorry driver, who ploughed into a queue of traffic when he lost concentration, caused a six vehicle crash in which two people died and two drivers were seriously injured.

17/02/2017

Man jailed for stealing truck driver's phone - Watford

Watford man Neil Williams was jailed for 27 months today, Friday, 17 February 2017, after a truck driver caught him stealing his mobile phone.

17/02/2017

Driver jailed for ramming pregnant woman's car - Hitchin

An irate driver, who terrified a pregnant mother when he deliberately rammed her car three times, has today, Friday, 17 February 2017, been jailed for 15 months and banned from driving for 3 years.

17/02/2017

Man jailed for sexually abusing two young girls - Hertford

A man was jailed for 3 years today, Friday, 17 February 2017, for sexually abusing two young girls.

15/02/2017

Man charged with murder - Headington, Oxford

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a man with the murder of a man in Oxford.

14/02/2017

Man jailed for sexually abusing and raping teenage girl - Hemel Hempstead

A man, who raped and sexually abused a teenage girl, was today, Tuesday, 14 February 2017, jailed for 15 years.

14/02/2017

Man jailed for manslaughter - Leighton Buzzard

A traveller, whose van hit and killed a 6 foot 4 tall 20-stone 'Gentle Giant' was today, Tuesday, 14 February 2017, jailed for 10 years for manslaughter.

10/02/2017

Man jailed for arranging to meet underage girl - Luton

A man, who was confronted by paedophile hunters when he arrived at Luton railway station thinking he was going to meet a 14-year-old girl, has today, Friday, 10 February 2017, been jailed for 18 months.

10/02/2017

Burglar jailed for attacking three teenagers with metal bars - Hemel Hempstead

A burglar, who terrified three young men in Hemel Hempstead, attacking them with metal bars, has today, Friday, 10 February 2017, been jailed for nine years.

10/02/2017

Man jailed for smuggling items into prison - Bovingdon

A man, who smuggled items into a prison, was today, Friday, 10 February 2017, jailed for 30 months.

10/02/2017

Man jailed for attempted murder and kidnap - Windsor

A man appeared at Reading Crown Court yesterday, Thursday, 09 February 2017, and was jailed for 16 years for the attempted murder of a man in Windsor last May.

08/02/2017

Man jailed for shooting friend - Luton

A man, who accidently shot a friend when he was playing with a loaded rifle, was jailed for 28 months today, Wednesday, 8 February 2017.

03/02/2017

Motorist jailed for causing the death of his friend by dangerous driving - Markyate

A motorist, who caused the death of a friend when he drove into the path of an oncoming lorry, was jailed for 27 months today, Friday, 3 February 2017.

30/01/2017

Cousins jailed for robbery - Hatfield

Two teenage cousins believed in keeping it in the family when they turned to crime and carried out a violent robbery in Hatfield one night.

30/01/2017

Man jailed for stabbing a stranger - Luton

A man, who stabbed a stranger after following him through the streets of Luton was today, Monday, 30 January 2017, jailed for 5 years 4 months.

27/01/2017

Man jailed for attempting to escape arrest in police car - Cheshunt

Handcuffed James Marland, who had been left alone in the back of a police car, that had its engine running, clambered into the front seat and drove off in it.

27/01/2017

Man jailed for sexually abusing two young girls - Kempston

A Kempston man has today, Friday, 27 January 2017, been jailed for sexually assaulting two young girls in the 1970s.

25/01/2017

Fourth person charged with murder - Milton Keynes

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a fourth person with the murder of a man in Milton Keynes.

24/01/2017

Man jailed for cannabis factory - Bedford

A man, who set up a cannabis factory in his Bedford home, was today, Tuesday, 24 January 2017, jailed for three years.

24/01/2017

Three people charged with murder - Milton Keynes

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge three people with the murder of a man in Milton Keynes.

19/01/2017

Teenager charged with murder - Aylesbury

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a teenager with the murder of a man in Aylesbury.

19/01/2017

Three people charged with murder - Hemel Hempstead

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit to charge three people with the murder of a man in Hemel Hempstead.

19/01/2017

Man jailed for sexual abuse of teenage girls - Dunstable and Milton Keynes

A man appeared at Luton Crown Court today, Thursday, 19 January 2017, and was jailed for 15 years for sexually abusing two 13-year-old girls in Dunstable and Milton Keynes.

13/01/2017

Former teacher sentenced for non-recent sexual offences against schoolboy - Windsor

A man appeared at Reading Crown Court today, Friday, 13 January 2017, and was sentenced to six months imprisonment suspended for two years for non-recent sexual offences against a boy, which took place between 1 January 1997 and 31 March 1998, at a school in Windsor.

13/01/2017

Burglar jailed for stealing cars - Harpenden and Luton

A burglar was jailed for four and half years today, Friday, 13 January 2017, after getting away with two cars from homes in Harpenden and Luton.

06/01/2017

Woman jailed for burglary - Luton

A woman, who burgled the home of a single mum when she knew she was out working, has today, Friday, 06 January 2017, been jailed for two years.

06/01/2017

Man jailed for two burglary sprees - South Bank and Hemel Hempstead

Daniel Butler, aged 28, appeared at Luton Crown Court, via video link from Bedford Prison, on Friday, 06 January 2017, and was jailed for two years after committing two burglary sprees in Gabriel's Wharf on the South Bank in London and near his home in Hemel Hempstead.

05/01/2017

Brothers jailed for distraction burglaries - South East England

Two brothers were jailed for a total of 21 years today, Thursday, 05 January 2017, for their involvement in distraction burglaries across the South East of England.

04/01/2017

Man jailed for committing burglaries while on licence - Luton

Burglar Paul Hayman, who ransacked an 87-year-old Luton man's house and stole a memory box, was today, Wednesday, 04 January 2017, jailed for 3 years.

03/01/2017

Man jailed for breaking partner's nose - St Albans

A Welwyn Garden City man, who broke his partner's nose after accusing her of cheating on him, was today, Tuesday, 03 January 2017, jailed for 12 months.

21/12/2016

Woman jailed for murdering her half-sister - Letchworth

A woman appeared at Luton Crown Court today, Wednesday, 21 December 2016, and was jailed for life and is to serve a minimum of 20 years for murdering her half-sister in Letchworth last May.

19/12/2016

Man sentenced for killing Nicola Cross - Hemel Hempstead

A man appeared at St Albans Crown Court today, Monday, 19 December 2016, and was sentenced to an indefinite Hospital Order for killing a woman in Hemel Hempstead last September.

19/12/2016

Former consultant jailed for indecent assaults - Buckinghamshire

A former consultant appeared at Reading Crown Court today, Monday, 19 December 2016, and was jailed for four years for multiple indecent assaults, which were committed against a number of victims in Buckinghamshire in the 1970s and 1980s.

19/12/2016

Coach driver jailed for causing three deaths and serious injury by dangerous driving - M1 Bedfordshire

A coach driver appeared at Luton Crown Court today, Monday, 19 December 2016, and was jailed for seven years for causing the deaths of three men and serious injury of another by dangerous driving on the M1 in Bedfordshire on Valentine's Day last year.

16/12/2016

Man jailed for attempted murder - Hemel Hempstead

A man, who carried out a brutal 20-minute attack that left his victim with life-changing injuries, has been branded dangerous by a Judge.

13/12/2016

Man jailed for drug dealing - London Colney

A man, who took to dealing drugs thinking it would solve financial problems has today, Tuesday, 13 December 2016, been jailed for 27 months.

12/12/2016

Former Consultant found guilty of indecent assaults - Buckinghamshire

A former consultant has today, Monday, 12 December 2016, been found guilty at Reading Crown Court of multiple indecent assaults, which were committed against a number of victims in Buckinghamshire in the 1970s and 1980s.

08/12/2016

Man jailed for child sexual offences and indecent images - Hemel Hempstead

A Hemel Hempstead man has today, Wednesday, 07 December 2016, been jailed for 6 years for abusing two children.

02/12/2016

Two men jailed for burglary and fraud - St Albans

Two cousins, who tricked an 84-year-old St Albans widow out of sentimentally priceless jewellery, were jailed for a total of 11 years 8 months today, Friday, 02 December 2016. Manpreet Seth, aged 28, was sentenced to 6 years 2 months imprisonment and Rohit Chawla, aged 25, was sentenced to 5 years 6 months imprisonment.

30/11/2016

Man jailed for causing death of pensioner by dangerous driving - Potters Bar

A man appeared at St Albans Crown Court today, Wednesday, 30 November 2016, and was jailed for four years for causing the death, by dangerous driving, of a man in Potters Bar April 2014.

25/11/2016

Man jailed for rape - Hemel Hempstead

Stefan Padure, 31, appeared at Luton Crown Court today, Friday, 25 November 2016, and was jailed for 12 years for raping a woman in Hemel Hempstead in March.

25/11/2016

Man jailed for child sexual offences against boys, including rape - Luton

A young Luton man, who preyed on adolescent boys, has today, Friday, 25 November 2016, been jailed for almost 20 years.

17/11/2016

Man jailed for child sexual offences and indecent images - Welwyn Garden City

Sex offences he committed on a young girl in the 1970s finally caught up with Welwyn Garden City pensioner Keith Dewrance today, Thursday, 17 November 2016, when he appeared at St Albans Crown Court and was jailed for five years.

17/11/2016

Man jailed for child sexual offences - St Albans

A man has today, Thursday, 17 November 2016, been jailed for 5 years and 9 months for sex offences involving three young girls going back decades.

16/11/2016

Coach driver found guilty of causing three deaths and serious injury by dangerous driving - M1 Bedfordshire

A coach driver has today, Wednesday, 16 November 2016, been found guilty at Luton Crown Court of causing the deaths of three men and serious injury of another by dangerous driving on the M1 in Bedfordshire on Valentine's Day last year.

15/11/2016

Man jailed for life for multiple sexual offences - Abingdon

A man appeared at Oxford Crown Court today, Tuesday, 15 November 2016, and was jailed for life, and is to serve a minimum of 10 years, for numerous sexual offences, including rape, dating back to 1997.

11/11/2016

Mother jailed for manslaughter of baby daughter - Wantage

A mother appeared at Oxford Crown Court today, Friday, 11 November 2016, and was jailed for three years for the manslaughter of her baby daughter in Wantage.

11/11/2016

Man jailed for attempting to convey articles into prison - Bedford

A man, who tried to drop mobile phone parts and drugs over a prison wall has today, Friday, 11 November 2016, been jailed for 21 months.

11/11/2016

Man jailed for child sex abuse - Bedfordshire

A man, who committed 'horrific and vile' child sex abuse, was today, Friday, 11 November 2016 jailed for 21 years.

08/11/2016

Five men charged with non-recent sexual offences - Buckinghamshire

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge five men with non-recent sexual offences in Buckinghamshire.

04/11/2016

Man found guilty and jailed for murder of his partner - Milton Keynes

A man appeared at Luton Crown Court today, Friday, 04 November 2016, and was jailed for life, and is to serve a minimum of 20 years, for the murder of his partner in Milton Keynes in May.

31/10/2016

Man jailed for causing deaths by dangerous driving while using his mobile phone - A34

A man appeared at Reading Crown Court today, Monday, 31 October 2016, and was jailed for 10 years for causing the deaths of a mother and three children by using his mobile phone while driving a lorry on the A34 in August.

31/10/2016

Trickster rapist jailed - Watford

A man, who tricked a drunken woman into going back to his flat in Watford, was jailed today, Monday, 31 October 2016, for six years.

31/10/2016

Men jailed for attempted burglary of elderly woman - Luton

Two tricksters, who targeted an elderly pensioner with a plan to creep into her Luton home and steal what they could, have today, Monday, 31 October 2016, been jailed for two years each.

24/10/2016

Man found guilty and jailed for murder - Oxford

A man appeared at Oxford Crown Court today, Monday, 24 October 2016, and was jailed for life and is to serve a minimum of 34 years for the murder of a man in Oxford in April.

21/10/2016

Woman jailed for baby daughter's murder - Bicester

A woman appeared at the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) today, Friday, 21 October 2016, and was jailed for life and is to serve a minimum of 15 years for the murder of her 20-month-old daughter, Sarah Dahane, in Bicester in May 2013.

21/10/2016

Man jailed for causing death of boy by careless driving - Milton Keynes

A man appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court today, Friday, 21 October 2016, and was jailed for 2-years for causing the death by careless driving of a 5-year-old boy in Milton Keynes last June.

20/10/2016

Man jailed for grooming - Halifax and Luton

A man, who travelled 170 miles from Halifax to Luton expecting to meet a 13-year-old girl was today, Thursday, 20 October 2016, jailed for 2 years and 8 months.

19/10/2016

Dangerous man given extended sentence for breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order - Luton

A dangerous paedophile, who was waiting for the 'perfect opportunity' to abduct and sexually abuse a 5-year-old child, was today, Wednesday, 19 October 2016, given a 12-year extended sentence.

18/10/2016

Man jailed for multiple attacks on woman - Ware

Mark Wrathall was jailed for 23 months today, Tuesday, 18 October 2016, for attacking a woman on three occasions in July of this year at his home.

12/10/2016

Man charged with murder - Crowthorne

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a man with the murder of a woman in Crowthorne.

05/10/2016

Man jailed after police find drugs and cash - Chorleywood

Police recovered over £120,000 of suspected drug money after the man entrusted to look after it called them because his hire car had been damaged.

05/10/2016

Man jailed for murder - Reading

A man appeared at Kingston Crown Court today, Wednesday, 05 October 2016, and was jailed for life and to serve a minimum of 15 years for the murder of a man in Reading last December.

30/09/2016

Man jailed for killing teenage girl in high speed crash - Luton

A teenage girl, who screamed at a speeding driver to stop as he fled from the police, was killed when his car crashed into a shop.

29/09/2016

Doctor jailed for sexual assaults - Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

A doctor appeared at Luton Crown Court today, Thursday, 29 September 2016, and was jailed for two and a half years for abusing his position of trust by sexually exploiting three patients in his care.

27/09/2016

Man jailed for stealing over £270,000 from his employer - Tring

A Director of a long-established Hertfordshire insurance brokers, who stole from the company accounts to pay for his gambling addiction, was jailed for four years today, Tuesday, 27 September 2016.

27/09/2016

Man charged with 1993 murder - St Albans

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit to charge a man with the murder of a man in St Albans, which occurred in 1993.

23/09/2016

Man jailed for slashing another man's throat with a knife - Bedford

Having been stabbed himself, Daniel Chandler carried a knife with him for his own protection.

23/09/2016

Man jailed for stealing over £2 million from his employer - Hatfield

A Director of finance, who stole £2.1 million over 15-years from his employer to fund a luxury lifestyle, was today, Friday, 23 September 2016, jailed for 4 years.

22/09/2016

Two men charged in connection with murder - High Wycombe

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge two men in connection with the murder of a woman in High Wycombe.

20/09/2016

Second man charged with murder - Milton Keynes

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a second man with the murder of a man in Milton Keynes.

16/09/2016

Man jailed for attempted murder and rape - Slough

A man appeared at Reading Crown Court today, Friday, 16 September 2016, and was jailed for 22 years for the attempted murder and rape of a woman in Slough.

16/09/2016

Two men jailed for life for murder - Luton

Two men received minimum jail sentences totalling 56 years today, Friday, 16 September 2016, for the murder of a cannabis grower they had set out to rob.

15/09/2016

Man charged with murder - Milton Keynes

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a man with the murder of a man in Milton Keynes.

14/09/2016

Man charged with attempted murder - St Albans

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit to charge a man with the attempted murder of a man in St Albans.

13/09/2016

Man jailed for robbing female student - Hatfield

A woman student at Hertfordshire University was robbed in broad-daylight after being followed from a cashpoint in Hatfield.

09/09/2016

Woman jailed for glassing a man - Borehamwood

A Tottenham Ladies footballer was today, Friday, 09 September 2016, jailed for 4 years 3 months for glassing a man, who she thought was pestering a friend.

09/09/2016

Man jailed for sexually assaulting teenage girl - Buntingford

A lorry driver, who sexually assaulted a teenage girl when she slept over at a house in Buntingford, was jailed today, Friday, 09 September 2016, for 2 years 3 months.

09/09/2016

Heroin and cocaine dealer jailed - Hatfield

A drug dealer, who was caught with a bag of heroin and cocaine in Hatfield, was today, Friday, 09 September 2016, jailed for 3 years 4 months.

09/09/2016

Man jailed for sexually abusing young boys and offences of indecent images of children - Cranfield

A Cranfield man, who was the Chair of the PTA at Cranfield Church of England Academy, who sexually abused young boys and made and distributed indecent images of children, was today, Friday, 09 September 2016, jailed for 18 years.

06/09/2016

Man jailed for sexually abusing 7-year-old girl - Dunstable

A Dunstable man, who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl, was jailed today, Tuesday, 06 September 2016, for 2 years 3 months.

05/09/2016

Cocaine and cannabis dealer jailed - Leighton Buzzard

A Leighton Buzzard drug dealer, who sold cocaine and cannabis to pay off his rent arrears was today, Monday, 05 September 2016, jailed for 2 years 4 months.

31/08/2016

Three sentenced for forced labour and fraud - Oxfordshire

Three people appeared at Reading Crown Court today, Wednesday, 31 August 2016, and were sentenced to a combined total of 49 months imprisonment for forced labour and fraud offences.

24/08/2016

Man jailed for blackmailing secret gay men via dating site - Luton

A blackmailer, who threatened to expose men using a gay pick-up website, was jailed for two-and-half-years today, Wednesday, 24 August 2016.

22/08/2016

Drink driver jailed after injuring man in crash - Sandy

A driver, who drove down the A1 after drinking and smoking, crashed into another car, smashing the driver's pelvis.

18/08/2016

Man jailed for sexual offences against children - Milton Keynes

A man appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court today, Thursday, 18 August 2016, and was given an extended sentence of 16 years imprisonment and five years on licence after being convicted of sexual offences against children.

17/08/2016

Man jailed for drug dealing and possessing a taser - Leighton Buzzard

Today, Wednesday, 17 August 2016, Lee Sopp, aged 21, of Coffee Hall, Milton Keynes, appeared for sentence at Luton Crown Court where Judge Michael Kay QC was told the young man had been street dealing drugs in Leighton Buzzard.

16/08/2016

Man jailed for attacking and stealing from neighbour - Sandridge

A Sandridge man, who abused the kindness of his neighbour by attacking him and crashing his car, was jailed for 16 months today, Tuesday, 16 August 2016.

15/08/2016

Rogue trader jailed for tricking elderly - Hertfordshire

A rogue trader, who tricked three elderly victims out of £24,000 in roofing frauds in Hertfordshire, was jailed for two years and four months today, Monday, 15 August 2016.

15/08/2016

Man jailed for burglaries - Luton

Luton man Imran Shah has today, Monday, 15 August 2016, been jailed for 16 months after a court heard how he broke into a shop in Dunstable Road, Luton in an attempt to then burgle the flat above.

12/08/2016

Man jailed for second time for indecent images - Leighton Buzzard

Having served time in jail for accessing indecent images of children, Colin Williams was caught a second time with vile pictures and videos on his computer.

08/08/2016

Man jailed for attacking a girl in Ware and raping a woman in Hertford

A man appeared at St Albans Crown Court today, Monday, 08 August 2016, and was jailed for life and to serve a minimum of 10 years for offences against a teenage girl in Ware and a woman in Hertford.

05/08/2016

Man jailed following marriage feud - Luton

A Judge said it was "truly shocking," that a simmering feud over a marriage had escalated to the bride's brother arming himself with a knife and making threats to kill.

29/07/2016

Mother and partner convicted following baby death - Luton

A mother and her partner have today, Friday, 29 July 2016, been sentenced at Luton Crown Court after being found guilty, by a jury, of contributing to the death of a baby boy last November in Luton.

29/07/2016

Grandmother jailed for taking illicit items into prisons - Bedford and Nottingham

A grandmother, who took illicit items into two prisons, was being threatened it was claimed in court today, Friday, 29 July 2016.

29/07/2016

Teenager jailed for robberies - Hatfield

A teenager, who mugged another young man outside the Galleria shopping centre in Hatfield, then tried to enlist his victim to help him rob a second man who was approaching them.

28/07/2016

First person in Thames Valley convicted of controlling or coercive behaviour - Maidenhead

A man appeared at Reading Crown Court on 11 July 2016, and was found guilty of controlling or coercive behaviour and jailed for two-and-a-half years.

18/07/2016

Man charged with author's murder - Royston

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit to charge a man with the murder of a woman in Royston.

18/07/2016

Man jailed for indecent assaults on young girl in 1970s - North Bedfordshire

The past caught up with Bedford man Michael Flynn today, Monday, 18 July 2016, when he was jailed for three years for a series of indecent assaults on a young girl in the 1970s.

13/07/2016

Hate Crime prosecutions increase and conviction rate remains stable

As the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) publishes its Hate crime and crimes against older people report 2014-2015 and 2015-2016, Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) releases its local figures.

13/07/2016

Man charged with murder - Marlow

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a man with the murder of a woman in Marlow.

12/07/2016

Man jailed for attempted robbery - Bedford

A failed shop robber, who was recognised on a Bedfordshire police Facebook feed by his ex-wife, was jailed for 44 months today, Tuesday, 12 July 2016.

08/07/2016

Son jailed for starting fire at mother's door - Luton

A homeless son, who got angry with his mother for failing to take him in, started a fire at her front door in Underwood Close, Luton in the early hours of 19 September last year.

08/07/2016

Jealous man jailed for attacking ex partner - St Albans

A jealous and violent bully, who attacked his ex partner when he found out she had another man in her flat, was jailed for 20 months today, Friday, 08 July 2016.

08/07/2016

Man jailed for theory test scam - Luton

Alert staff at a driving test centre in Luton became suspicious when the digits on a credit card looked familiar. And rightly so, as Harinder Singh Mander had sat eleven theory tests in four months in various parts of the country.

06/07/2016

Man jailed for attacking widowed shopkeeper - Luton

A widowed shopkeeper thought she would die when she was attacked by a bare-chested man on the same spot where her husband was murdered six and a half years earlier.

06/07/2016

Man jailed for stabbing sister's ex partner - Hatfield

A man, who stabbed his sister's ex partner with a large kitchen knife, plunging the knife into his neck and chest has today, Wednesday, 06 July 2016, been jailed for 8 years.

05/07/2016

Three people found guilty of forced labour - Oxford

Three people have today, Tuesday, 05 July 2016, been found guilty at Oxford Crown Court of requiring a man to perform forced or compulsory labour.

01/07/2016

Three men convicted and jailed for child sexual exploitation offences - Oxford

Three men appeared at Oxford Crown Court today, Friday, 01 July 2016, and were jailed for a combined total of 32-years imprisonment for child sexual exploitation offences in Oxford.

01/07/2016

Cannabis grower jailed - Ware

A cannabis grower caught with more than 100 plants in his Ware home told the police it was his 'hobby.'

01/07/2016

Night club drug dealer jailed - Hatfield

A drug dealer, who was stopped in Hatfield's Forum night club with ecstasy and cannabis, was jailed for 30 months today, Friday, 01 July 2016.

28/06/2016

Man jailed for raping teenage girl - Shenley

A middle-aged man, who was confronted by his wife after he had raped a 15-year-old girl in their home, climbed 25 feet up a tree and jumped.

24/06/2016

Man jailed for life for attempted murder and GBH - Greenfield

A man, who caught his former partner with her new boyfriend, was jailed for life today, Friday, 24 June 2016, for a vicious drug-fuelled attack on them.

23/06/2016

Drug dealer jailed - Welwyn Garden City

A Somalian man, who was dealing heroin and cocaine to pay back a £500 drug debt, was jailed for 67 months and 10 days today, Thursday, 23 June 2016.

17/06/2016

Man jailed for slavery offences - St Albans

A man appeared at St Albans Crown Court today, Friday, 17 June 2016, and was jailed for four years for slavery offences.

13/06/2016

Man sentenced for causing deaths of two teenagers on A10 - Standon

A man appeared at St Albans Crown Court today, Monday, 13 June 2016, and was sentenced for causing the deaths of two teenage girls by careless driving on the A10, near Standon in East Hertfordshire in October 2013.

10/06/2016

Man jailed for stabbing - Leighton Buzzard

A man who plunged a large kitchen knife into the abdomen of another man in a block of flats in Leighton Buzzard has today, Friday, 10 June 2016, been jailed for nine years.

09/06/2016

Man jailed for manslaughter - Milton Keynes

A man appeared at Luton Crown Court today, Thursday, 09 June 2016, and was given an extended sentence of nine years and nine months imprisonment and four years on licence for the manslaughter of a man in Milton Keynes last June.

08/06/2016

Machete wielding robber jailed - Bedfordshire

A machete wielding robber, who brought terror to two small stores and a bookmakers in Bedfordshire, has today, Wednesday, 08 June 2016, been given an extended sentence of 17 years.

07/06/2016

Woman jailed for causing serious injury by dangerous driving - Houghton Regis

A woman who lost control of a car on a blind bend after smoking crack cocaine and ploughed into another vehicle head on has today, Tuesday, 07 June 2016 been jailed for 32 months and disqualified from driving for 5 years.

06/06/2016

Man sentenced for Poundland manslaughter - Abingdon

A man appeared at the Old Bailey today, Monday, 06 June 2016, and was sentenced under a Section 45A Mental Health order to a discretionary life sentence and is to be detained for a minimum of nine years for the manslaughter of a man in Abingdon last December.

06/06/2016

Man given extended sentence for sex offences - Dunstable

A Dunstable father of 14 was given an extended sentence of 20 years imprisonment and five years on licence today, Monday, 06 June 2016, for a string of rapes and serious sex offences involving two young girls.

03/06/2016

Heroin and crack dealer jailed - Watford

A drug dealer, who was caught with £500 of heroin and crack cocaine in a car in Watford, was jailed for 45 months today, Friday, 03 June 2016.

03/06/2016

Man jailed for life for dating site murder - Cheshunt

A man appeared at St Albans Crown Court today, Friday, 03 June 2016, and was jailed for life and to serve a minimum of 26 years for the murder of a woman in Cheshunt last December.

02/06/2016

Woman charged with murder - Luton

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit to charge a woman with murder in Luton.

02/06/2016

Woman jailed following fatal collision - Cholsey

A woman appeared at Oxford Crown Court today, Thursday, 02 June 2016, and was jailed for four years and one month for causing death by careless driving when over the prescribed limit and perverting the course of justice in Cholsey, Oxfordshire last June.

01/06/2016

Gambling addict jailed for using convicted fraudster's money - Broxbourne

A gambling addict 'frittered' away £349,000 from a convicted fraudster's bank accounts, depriving his victims of compensation.

01/06/2016

Gang of mobile phone raiders jailed - South East England

A gang of masked raiders, armed with sledge hammers, stole over £300,000 pounds worth of mobile phones in a series of terrifying raids.

31/05/2016

Two men found guilty and jailed for life for murder - Abingdon

Two men appeared at Oxford Crown Court today, Tuesday 31 May 2016, and were jailed for life for the murder of Kerry Reeves in Abingdon last November.

27/05/2016

Nephew jailed for stealing thousands from his Aunt - Luton

A great nephew, who fleeced his dying relative, who loved and trusted him like a son, is starting a four year jail sentence today, Friday, 27 May 2016.

25/05/2016

Man jailed for burglary - Pertenhall

A court heard how the victims of a burglary, at their North Bedfordshire home, turned detective to track down the culprits.

20/05/2016

Man jailed for child abuse images - Luton

A man, who downloaded child abuse images involving babies, has today, Friday, 20 May 2016, been jailed for two years.

20/05/2016

Man jailed for single punch manslaughter - Dunstable

A clubber, who killed a man with a single punch in a case that was featured on TV's 24 hours in Police Custody, has today, Friday, 20 May 2016, been jailed for 4 years.

20/05/2016

Man jailed for child abuse images - Berkhamsted

A man has today, Friday, 20 May 2016, been jailed for five-and-a-half years after a court heard how police found thousands of depraved images of child sex abuse victims on his computer.

18/05/2016

Man jailed for drugs and dangerous driving - Luton

A car rolled down a Luton road hitting other vehicles after the drug dealer driver jumped out to get away from the police.

17/05/2016

Man jailed in his absence for house party assault - Luton

A Polish man, who launched a drunken attack on a fellow countryman at a party in Luton, was jailed for 5 years in his absence today, Tuesday, 17 May 2016.

16/05/2016

Former Scout leader jailed for child sex offences - Reading

A former Scout leader appeared at Reading Crown Court on Friday, 13 May 2016, and was jailed for four years for indecently assaulting a Boy Scout in Earley, Reading between August 1991 and August 1994.

13/05/2016

Man jailed for sexually abusing two young girls - Hemel Hempstead

A man, who sexually abused two young girls in Hemel Hempstead at the beginning of the century, was given an extended sentenced of 11 years today, Friday, 13 May 2016.

13/05/2016

Three teenagers jailed following death of Wa-ays Dhaye - Slough

Three teenagers appeared at Reading Crown Court today, Friday, 13 May 2016, and were jailed following the death of Wa-ays Dhaye in Slough last year.

11/05/2016

Man jailed after attacking man over dog ownership - Caddington

A man, who beat his victim with a wheel brace in a row over who owned a Staffordshire Bull terrier called 'Chaos,' has today, Wednesday, 11 May 2016, been jailed for 5 years.

06/05/2016

Amateur boxer jailed for assault - Dunstable

A teenager, who was beaten mercilessly by an amateur boxer, who punched him to the ground and kicked him in the face, posted pictures of his injuries on Facebook.

05/05/2016

Bogus policeman jailed for blackmail - Stevenage

The son of a retired policeman was jailed for 2 years today, Thursday, 05 May 2016, for his role in the blackmail of a Hertfordshire businessman in August 2014.

05/05/2016

Man jailed for attempting to rob frail woman - Bedford

A cowardly crook, who targeted a frail 77-year-old woman to rob after spotting her walking in Rothsay Road in Bedford, had not bargained on her putting up such resistance.

03/05/2016

Man jailed for sexual offences - Wokingham

A man appeared at Reading Crown Court today, Tuesday, 03 May 2016, and was jailed for three years for sexual offences in Wokingham, Berkshire.

03/05/2016

Uncle and nephew jailed for assaulting relative - Luton

An uncle and his nephew were both jailed for two and a half years today, Tuesday, 03 May 2016, for attacking a relative with a machete and a baseball bat.

29/04/2016

Man jailed after £12million of cocaine, cash and guns discovered - Hertfordshire

Cocaine with a street value of up to £12 million pounds was seized by the police when a van was stopped on the M1 in Hertfordshire.

25/04/2016

Former Doctor jailed for indecent assaults - Hatfield

A former Hatfield doctor appeared at St Albans Crown Court on Friday, 22 April 2016, and was jailed for 18 months for a series of non-recent indecent assaults on patients.

20/04/2016

Man jailed for robbing woman in cemetery - Bishops Stortford

A grieving mum can no longer visit her son's grave on her own after Karl Willson robbed her in a Bishop's Stortford cemetery.

15/04/2016

Bookkeeper jailed for theft of £130k - Luton

A trusted bookkeeper, who stole almost £130,000 in a year to support his gambling addiction and mounting debts, has today, Friday, 15 April 2016, been jailed for two years.

15/04/2016

Man jailed for stealing £150k from elderly neighbour - Welwyn Garden City

A man, who stole nearly £150,000 from his elderly neighbour, was jailed for three and a half years today, Friday, 15 April 2016.

13/04/2016

Man charged with Adrian Greenwood murder - Oxford

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a man with murder in Oxford.

11/04/2016

Drug addict jailed for stealing from grandparents - Watford

Drug addict Harvey Davies was jailed for 27 months today, Monday, 11 April 2016, after admitting stealing from his grandparents.

08/04/2016

Man given extended sentence for attempted murder - Aylesbury

A man appeared at Reading Crown Court today, Friday, 08 April 2016, and was given an extended sentence of 20 years imprisonment and five years on licence for the attempted murder of his former partner in Aylesbury last August.

08/04/2016

Three teenagers found guilty of killing Wa-ays Dhaye - Slough

Three men have today, Friday, 08 April 2016, been found guilty at Reading Crown Court of killing Wa-ays Dhaye in Slough last August.

08/04/2016

Romanian jailed for burglary - Luton

A Romanian, who had only been in the country for five days, was caught red handed burgling a house in Luton.

08/04/2016

Man jailed for falsely imprisoning mother and daughter - Luton

A man with a 'burning resentment' subjected a mother and her teenage daughter to a terrifying eight hour ordeal, a court has heard.

07/04/2016

Man jailed for child sexual offences - Tottenhoe

A man from Tottenhoe near Dunstable, was jailed for 8 years today, Thursday, 07 April 2016, for sexually abusing a young girl.

06/04/2016

Man and woman jailed for attacking man - Hertford

A woman, who attacked her ex in his Hertford caravan home after he finished with her, has been jailed.

05/04/2016

Reverend jailed for child sexual offences - Thatcham

A man appeared at Winchester Crown Court today, Tuesday, 05 April 2016, and was jailed for 15 months for child sexual offences in Thatcham, West Berkshire.

01/04/2016

Man jailed for child sex offences - Sandy

A lorry driver, who thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl in London for sex, has been jailed for 2 years after being caught in a paedophile sting.

01/04/2016

Man jailed for attempted murder of girlfriend - Hemel Hempstead

A man appeared at St Albans Crown Court today, Friday, 01 April 2016, and was given an extended sentence of 20 years for the attempted murder of his girlfriend in Hemel Hempstead last June.

24/03/2016

Man charged with child sexual exploitation offences - Oxford

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a man with child sexual exploitation offences, including rape, in Oxford.