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Injured Bedfordshire police officers still in hospital

Three Bedfordshire police officers seriously injured in a crash when driving home early on Tuesday morning remain in hospital.

The three men were sharing a lift after a late shift in Luton when their car was in a head-on collision with another vehicle, said police.

The crash happened as they were heading north on the A6 between Luton and Streatley at about 04:40 GMT.

The driver of an Astra car was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

The driver of a second Astra was taken to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital where his condition is described as stable.

Sgt Colin Bonner is appealing to anyone who saw two Astra cars being driven erratically in and around Bedford and on the A6 before the crash.

'Wrong side of road'

He said: "We know that the two Astra cars were seen in Bedford town centre travelling together.

"They were later seen overtaking each other southbound along the A6 between Bedford and Luton.

"We also know that one of the vehicles heading southbound was seen driving on the wrong side of the road.

"I would like to speak to anyone else who recalls seeing these cars in Bedford or driving south towards Luton at any time."

One injured police officer is being treated at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital for arm injuries and is described as stable.

His colleagues were transferred to The Royal in Whitechapel, London, where one is being treated for back, shoulder and rib injuries and the other for arm and internal injuries.

The condition of both is described as "serious but stable".

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