Police appeal after gun shots fired in Bedford street

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Police are appealing for witnesses after gun shots were believed to have been fired at a property in Bedford on Saturday evening (August 20).

Officers attended the scene in Brickhill Drive at around 8.40pm and an investigation has been launched.

The man believed to have fired the shots is described as black, 5’11” and of stocky build, aged in his 20s to 30s.

He had a trimmed beard and wore a dark beanie hat, dark hooded top and dark trousers.

The man left the scene in a black Volkswagen Golf with a male driver, who is described as black, with a beard, also aged in his 20s to 30s and wearing a grey hooded top.

Detective Sergeant Kathie Rivers, investigating, said: “We are appealing for anyone who witnessed any disturbances or suspicious activity in and around the area, or who saw a black VW Golf at the time to contact us.

“We appreciate incidents such as these are unsettling for the community and would like to reassure residents that we are committed to finding the individuals responsible.”

The black VW Golf, bearing the registration FL54 MJO, was recovered having been burnt out near Harlech Road, Bedford, at around 10pm last night (Sunday). Officers are also keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the car being driven in the area at this time, or saw the car being set alight.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 361 of Saturday.