A firearm was spotted by a motorist who had stopped to help a ‘confused’ van driver in Kempston on Friday, July 4.
The incident happened at approximately 8.30am at the junction of Elstow Road and Orchard Street.
A car driver noticed that a dark blue VW camper van, which had two bikes attached to the rear, was parked in the hatched area of the junction. As the van was also displaying a foreign number plate prefixed with ‘B’ the car driver sounded his horn believing the camper van driver was confused.
The car driver then carried on with his journey but was followed a short distance by the VW van driver who began flashing his lights. The car driver stopped and got out of his vehicle before approaching the VW van driver who shouted ‘Go, Go, Go’ at the car driver.
Spotting what appeared to be a gun on the VW driver’s lap the car driver walked away and reported the incident to the police.
The driver of the VW is described as a white man, approximately 60 years old, with an average build, a dark complexion and short dark hair with greying sides. He spoke with an Eastern European accent and wore dark clothing.
Police Sergeant Mick Newton, investigating, is keen to trace anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who can help trace the VW van and its driver.
Anyone with information about this incident can contact PS Newton, in confidence, at Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.