If you were wondering why there was such a huge police presence in Bedford last Thursday (July 8), now you know.
Shortly before 2pm, officers were told a man had escaped from HMP Bedford.
He’d gone missing from the visitation area while visitors were coming in – however, officers were able to quickly locate him.
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Rumour has it, he was found two hours later on the A1 near the M1 junction – on a bicycle.
Although the police won't confirm that detail, they were happy to tell us he’s been further charged and remanded for escape from lawful custody.