Bedfordshire rape case in focus as 24 Hours in Police Custody return

PUBLISHED: 12:12 11 March 2019

24 Hours in Police Custody returned tonight, focusing on the work of Bedfordshire Police and Cambridgeshire Constabulary. Picture: Twitter @bedspolice

24 Hours in Police Custody returned tonight, focusing on the work of Bedfordshire Police and Cambridgeshire Constabulary. Picture: Twitter @bedspolice

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A Bedfordshire rape investigation will be the focus of the first episode of the latest series of 24 Hours in Police Custody which airs tonight.

The BAFTA-nominated Channel 4 series returns this month and delves into complex and challenging cases dealt with by Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Monday’s episode will follow a Bedfordshire rape case and the investigation into a stranger rape and sexual assault in Peterborough in September last year.

The episode shows how a taxi driver from Luton was arrested for the 2007 rapes after DNA evidence linked him to the two unsolved cases that happened more than a decade ago.

Assistant Chief Constable Jackie Sebire said: “It’s really important for us to allow the public to see the kind of work we do and the challenges we face in Bedfordshire. By letting cameras in to the force, we can show how hard our officers work and the challenges they face when dealing with complex investigations.

“Monday’s episode shows how the fantastic advancements in DNA profiling and forensic science means that we now have the means to review cases, such as this one, and bring offenders to justice, no matter how many years ago the offence took place.”

Tune in to Channel 4 for 24 Hours in Police Custody at 9pm tonight (March 11).

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