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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.”
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.
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.
Suffolk prison officer Richie Hoy has been jailed for sexually assaulting four women at Warren Hill Prison near Woodbridge.Read the full story ›
An inquest has delivered a damning verdict following the death of an inmate at a Milton Keynes prison.Read the full story ›
The inquest jury looking at the death of inmate at a prison dogged by suicides has retired to consider its findings.Read the full story ›
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.”
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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.”