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Bedford shootings: Four incidents 'might be linked'

Scene shot in Titchfield Drive
Image caption A police officer stands in Titchfield Drive where a cordon has been set up

Police say they have mounted a "large scale investigation" after gun shots were reported at four properties in Bedford.

The first was at 22:00 BST in Faraday Square in which a woman was shot in the arm. She is currently in hospital.

Shots were then reportedly fired in Lovell Road at about 01:00 , Foxglove Way at 01:20 and in Romsey Way at 05:00 and are being linked by police.

Supt Mark Upex said: "We believe they may have been targeted attacks."

Image caption Four shootings were reported to police overnight

He said: "We have launched a thorough investigation into these incidents and are following a number of lines of inquiry to help find the people responsible.

"We have a number of dedicated officers working to establish the circumstances surrounding each incident and we have increased patrols in Bedford."

One woman has been arrested in connection with the incidents and is in police custody.

Road closures remain in place in Faraday Square, Titchfield Drive, and Romsey Way.

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