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CCTV released as police investigate package smuggled into Bedford prison

Do you recognise these men? Credit: Bedfordshire Police.

CCTV images have been released as part of an investigation into an attempt to smuggle a package into Bedford prison.

Police want to speak to these two people after a prison officer spotted a black package moving up the outside wall of HMP Bedford.

They found it was attached to a line coming from one of the prison cells.

"Smuggling prohibited items into prisons can cause significant issues for prison staff and we will always work closely with the prison service to investigate these kind of offences.

“We are keen to speak with the men in the photographs as we believe they may have key information could help with our investigation. If you recognise any of the men, please get in touch.”

– Sgt Jennifer Flinn, Bedfordshire Police

Police hunting man wanted for recall to jail

Alexander Hewitt, 60, is wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of his license. Credit: Norfolk Police

Police in Norfolk are trying to track down a man who is wanted in King’s Lynn.

Alexander Hewitt, 60, is wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of his license.

Hewitt, who is described as white, of slim build, about 5ft 7, with receding hair. Hewitt is also thought to have links in the Boston and Leicester areas.

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Inmate attacked three people in three days - at two different prisons

HMP Wayland in Norfolk. Credit: Press Association.

A prisoner who was moved from HMP Wayland in Norfolk after attacking a fellow inmate and a guard went on to assault another prison officer.

The original incident happened at about 1.30pm on Friday, July 21, at the jail at Watton, near Thetford.

Police confirmed an inmate and a prison officer were attacked with "a bladed weapon" and both suffered cuts which required hospital treatment.

But after the assailant was moved to HMP Lincoln, he was involved in another assault against a guard which caused minor injuries.

Norfolk Police said it was investigating.

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Man caught about to throw phones and drugs over prison wall

Leroy Clarke has been jailed for ten months Credit: Norfolk Police

A man has been jailed for 10 months after attempting to throw a rucksack filled with mobile phones and drugs into Norwich Prison.

Leroy Clarke, aged 26 and from Ipswich, was arrested outside the perimeter fence with rucksack containing cannabis, two mobile phones, a sim card, three mobile phone chargers, two sets of headphones, two small bottles of alcohol and five packets of cigarette papers.

All the items had been wrapped in cling film and packed into socks.

Det Sgt Paul Morton from Norfolk Police said: "It should serve as a warning to others that we will seek to identify and prosecute those trying to get illicit items into our prisons by any means.”

Police arrest man after death at Peterborough prison

They were called to the prison in the middle of the night. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A 25-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died at Peterborough prison in Cambridgeshire.

“We were called at about 1.45am this morning (Wednesday, December 9) with reports of violence at HMP Peterborough.

“Sadly one prisoner has died. Another, a 25-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station in Peterborough.”

– Cambs Police

Concerns over Peterborough Prison

Peterborough Prison Credit: Press Association

Peterborough Prison has been criticised by the Howard League for Penal Reform for the number of self-harm incidents which have been recorded there.

The charity says 24 self-harm incidents were recorded every week at Peterborough last year.

Peterborough Prison holds both men and women.

Women represent one in 20 people in prison but they make up half of all self-harm incidents.

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