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Leighton Buzzard man accused of kidnapping girl

A 75-year-old man from Bedfordshire has been accused of kidnapping a nine-year-old girl and impersonating a police officer.

Derek Cheesman, of Waterloo Road, Leighton Buzzard, appeared at Luton Crown Court via video-link from Bedford prison.

He is accused of abducting the girl from Meadow Way in Leighton Buzzard.

Mr Cheesman will remain in custody until his next appearance at court on 11 February.

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