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Benjamin Clark charged over gas thefts from ambulances

A 24-year-old man from Bedford has been charged with stealing gas and air cylinders from ambulances outside an accident and emergency department.

Benjamin Clark, of Millbrook Road, is due to appear at Bedford Magistrates' Court.

Police said the canisters, which provide pain relief, had been taken from Bedford Hospital in four separate incidents.

The thefts occurred on consecutive days from 17 December, police said.

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